Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was discharged from a hospital Monday after being treated for a concussion from his fall at a hotel in Washington, D.C., last week.
In a statement, a spokesperson for McConnell said the recovery was “proceeding well.”
“At the advice of his physician, the next step will be a period of physical therapy at an inpatient rehabilitation facility before he returns home,” said David Popp, communications director for McConnell. “Over the course of treatment this weekend, the Leader’s medical team discovered that he also suffered a minor rib fracture on Wednesday, for which he is also being treated.”
“The Leader and Secretary Chao are deeply thankful for the skilled medical care, prayers, and kindness they have received,” Popp added.
McConnell, 81, was hospitalized for several days after his Wednesday fall while attending an evening dinner for the Senate Leadership Fund.
As RTM previously reported:
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) took a fall on Wednesday evening during a dinner event. His office reports the 81-year-old Senator sustained a concussion and will remain hospitalized for “several days.”
McConnell’s spokesperson David Popp confirmed the senior senator “tripped at a local hotel during a private dinner” and “has been admitted to the hospital where he is receiving treatment.”
On Thursday morning, Popp added that McConnell will remain in the hospital for several days for “observation and treatment.”
McConnell, who has balance issues due to contracting polio as a child, fell at a Senate Leadership Fund dinner. The event was organized to raise funds to elect Republicans to the Senate and held at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Washington, D.C.
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