Former Gov. Winter still recovering in hospital from head injury

William Winter The Winter Institute

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Former Mississippi Gov. William Winter remains in fair condition as he recovers from head injuries after falling on his icy driveway.

University of Mississippi Medical Center spokeswoman Ruth Cummins says Winter was moved Tuesday from the intensive care unit to a regular room at the hospital.

The 93-year-old Winter was walking his miniature schnauzer, Charlie Brown, when he slipped and fell Saturday outside his north Jackson home. It happened a day after a storm system left a coating of sleet in central Mississippi as it moved through the South.

Winter, a Democrat, was governor from 1980 to 1984.


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Former Mississippi Gov. William Winter is still recovering after injuring himself when he slipped on ice in his driveway on Saturday in Jackson.

According to officials with the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Winter is being treated for a head injury and should move from the neuroscience intensive care unit on Tuesday to a regular room, his doctor says.

The 93-year-old suffered a traumatic head injury, including a small brain bleed, and multiple lacerations. Dr. Gilbert Mbeo, his neurologist, and traumatic brain injury specialist said the governor’s progress is much better than he’d expect for someone his age.

“We’re watching him closely, and his scans continue to improve. That’s reassuring,” said Mbeo.

Winter remained in fair condition as of Monday afternoon.

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