Gov. Rick Snyder released from Ann Arbor hospital

Chad Livengood
Detroit News Lansing Bureau

Gov. Rick Snyder was released from an Ann Arbor hospital just after 8 a.m. Monday after being hospitalized for four nights for treatment of a blood cot in his right leg.

"He's been discharged," spokeswoman Sara Wurfel said Monday.

On Thursday, Snyder was attending events in the Ann Arbor area around mid-morning when he noticed swelling in his right leg and decided to have it examined, Wurfel said last week.

Wurfel said doctors at Ann Arbor's St. Joesph Mercy Hospital determined then the governor should be admitted as a precaution and for further care. He also had some pain in the leg.

Wurfel said the clot was in the leg in which he ruptured his Achilles tendon while jogging in Florida during the holiday season.

"Doctors gave him a clean bill of health," Wurfel said Monday.

The governor's doctors said he can't travel on planes and must wear a protective boot for another couple of weeks, Wurfel said.

Since injuring the leg a month ago, Snyder has been wearing the protective boot and getting around at events with a non-motorized scooter or crutches.

Snyder plans to be back in Lansing on Tuesday to prepare for his annual budget address to members of the House and Senate appropriations committees Wednesday, Wurfel said.

Over the weekend, Snyder reviewed budget documents and held a conference call with staff Sunday from his hospital room at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, said Jarrod Agen, Snyder's communications director.