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Rep. Tom Graves' son's recovery is 'exceeding expectation' after serious cycling injury

Although Graves said his son still has weeks to go before he is fully recovered, he tweeted that he is " on the right path and exceeding expectations."

ATLANTA — One week after being critically injured in a cycling accident, Georgia Rep. Tom Graves says his son is recovering remarkably well.

Graves, who represents Georgia's 14th congressional district in the northwest corner of the state, said his son John was injured in the Calhoun Downtown Criterium race and airlifted to a trauma unit last week. Graves' son, John, is a member of Georgia Tech's cycling team.

In an update, Graves tweeted that John was released from ICU and transferred to a brain and spinal clinic, where he is now undergoing physical, cognitive and speech rehabilitation.

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Although Graves said his son still has weeks to go before he is fully recovered, he tweeted that he is "on the right path and exceeding expectations."


"He's a strong kid with a lot of determination," Graves tweeted. "We’re so proud. And I’m confident he will be up & out before we know it!"

According to Georgia Tech cycling team materials, the race was set to run up North Wall Street, cross Trammell Street, run down North and South Park Avenue, cross back over on West Hicks Street and go back up South Wall Street in downtown Calhoun.

Graves, who has served in the House since 2010, announced in December he would not be seeking re-election this year.

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