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Bergen County executive hospitalized

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HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) - Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan is in the hospital after multiple stress fractures caused excruciating back pain.

Donovan has turned over day-to-day operation of her office to County Administrator Ed Trawinski.

Donovan's chief of staff Jeanne Baratta tells The Record newspaper the 60-year-old was admitted to Hackensack University Medical Center on Friday. Baratta says Donovan is expected to be released from the hospital soon. However, the executive will be sent to a rehabilitation center for several weeks.

Baratta says it's believed a knee injury may have aggravated the Republican's back pain.

Donovan is in the third year of a 4-year term as county executive.

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