Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) was discharged from the hospital Monday after suffering a concussion last week when he tripped and fell at a private dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in downtown Washington.
McConnell, who is 81, is not expected to return to the Senate this week when senators are scheduled to vote on legislation to repeal the 1991 and 2002 authorizations for use of military force in Iraq.
Doctors discovered this weekend that the leader also suffered what his office described as “a minor rib fracture,” for which he is being treated.
“Leader McConnell’s concussion recovery is proceeding well, and the leader was discharged from the hospital today. 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 McConnell’s Communications Director David Popp.
Popp said McConnell and his wife, former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, “are deeply thankful for the skilled medical care, prayers, and kindness they have received.”… (Read more)
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