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Johnson making 'great progress'
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sen. Tim Johnson, the South Dakota Democrat who suffered a brain hemorrhage December 13, is making "great progress," Johnson's wife Barb said in a statement released by the senator's office Wednesday.

"We know there is a long road in front of us, but Tim's determination will make all the difference and he'll be back at work as soon as he can be," she said. "We ask that everyone keep us in their prayers."

Johnson's doctor, Dr. Vivek Deshmukh, said an angiogram undergone by Johnson Wednesday morning yielded positive results. He also said Johnson "continues to be responsive to both his family and physicians."

The next phase of Johnson's recovery -- including rehabilitation and physical therapy -- is expected to take "several months" according to the statement.

-- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney
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