UPDATE: Toe trouble sends Rob Ford to hospital

The Mayor's staff says Rob Ford had to get medical treatment for an injury to his baby toe, Councillor Ford confirms the Mayor's sobriety coach is taking a step back

Rob Ford had to pay a visit to the hospital Thursday morning.

The Mayor's staff says Ford hurt his baby toe.

Officials are not saying much about the injury (they were not able to confirm whether his left or right foot is ailing) but Ford's spokesman says the injury is not serious and the Mayor will recover.

He was seen walking into City Hall later the same day.

NEWSTALK 1010 has been told Ford has had ongoing issues with the toe and somehow aggravated the injury.

At first, Ford's office said the Mayor planned to have surgery to address the problem some time next week.  The Mayor's spokesman has since said he in fact has no immediate plans to have an operation.

Meanwhile, Mayor Ford's brother, councillor Doug Ford, confirms the Mayor's sobriety coach is taking a step back.

He will not be with Ford day-to-day.

Councillor Ford says his brother is ready to tackle his addiction without round-the-clock support and that Mayor Ford will be in touch with the Montreal-based addictions treatment specialist on a regular basis.