(CNN) - Gov. Bill Ritter of Colorado was hurt in a bicycle accident Tuesday, his office said.
Ritter was hurt shortly after 6 a.m. while riding in Denver, according to a statement from his office.
Doctors and nurses at the Denver Health Medical Center were treating the governor for several injuries, the statement said. He appears to have multiple rib fractures on his right side, it said.
The governor rides with friends two or three times a week. He was with a group of four other riders Tuesday morning when he and another rider collided, the statement said.
"The governor is in good spirits, laughing and joking with hospital staff and his wife Jeannie," it said.