Sister says injured senator making progress

State Senator Andrew Maynard

STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) — The sister of a Stonington state senator says her brother Andrew Maynard continues to make “encouraging” progress recovering from a traumatic brain injury.

In a statement released Tuesday by the Senate Democrats, Denise Mahoney said there’s no diagnosis that would “preclude a full recovery.”

The 52-year-old Maynard is co-chairman of the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee. He was injured in an early morning fall outside his Stonington home in July.

His sister said Maynard is undergoing physical and occupational therapy, including speech therapy. She said he is able to read, manipulate a smartphone, and answer “yes” or “no” questions but still has difficulty speaking.

She said there’s no reason to think he won’t be able to fulfill his duties if he is re-elected this fall.

His Republican challenger is Kevin Trejo of Groton.

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