Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic had back fusion surgery this week.
Planning Director Marco Sommerville mentioned the surgery Thursday night at an Indigo Girls concert in downtown Akron, explaining it as the reason he was speaking rather than Plusquellic.
Sommerville said Friday that Plusquellic's surgery went well. He said he isn't sure how long the mayor will be off work while he recovers.
Sommerville said Plusquellic, who is in regular contact with his office, will remain in charge during his recovery.