"Chairman Greene is a trusted member of our leadership team and a dear friend,” Ralston said. “While this news is upsetting, we are relieved that his injuries are not critical. We look forward to having our colleague back soon."
Greene has been in the House for 34 years and is chairman of the State Properties Committee. His district includes a part of Albany, which has suffered through two bouts of devastating storms.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with Gerald and we hope for a speedy recovery,” Gov. Nathan Deal said in a statement.