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On Monday Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell was released from the hospital where he had been treated for a concussion following an accident during a private dinner. He is now set to continue his recovery in an inpatient rehabilitation facility according to a spokesman.
McConnell’s office revealed that his doctors had found over the weekend that the accident had led to the senator having a “minor rib fracture.” McConnell tripped and fell during a private dinner at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Washington on Wednesday evening.
McConnell’s spokesman David Popp released a statement noting that McConnell was recovering from his concussion and had been discharged. He added that following his physician’s advice he would now be doing “physical therapy at an inpatient rehabilitation facility before he returns home.”
Following a weekend off the Senate returns to Washington on Tuesday evening as they will be in session for the remainder of March.
Concussions can be serious injuries as they can limit patients’ abilities during their recovery. McConnell previously tripped and fell at his home in Kentucky in 2019. At the time he had suffered from a shoulder fracture which meant that he worked from home during the Senate’s summer recess.
When the COVID-19 pandemic started, McConnell revealed that early in his childhood he had fought polio. Following his illness, his mother’s help and physical therapy had been important for his recovery. The illness still hindered his abilities when it came to climbing stairs as an adult.