Mitch McConnell was released from the hospital six days after the hotel crash
US Senator Mitch McConnell was discharged from hospital six days after falling at a private dinner at a Washington DC hotel and suffered a concussion.
The Republican lawmaker went home on Monday after being treated for a concussion and a “small robbery fracture” last fall, according to his office.
After his release, Mr. McConnell will receive further treatment at an inpatient rehabilitation facility.
“The next step, on the advice of his doctor, is physical therapy at an inpatient rehabilitation facility before he returns home,” his communications chief said said David Popp in a statement.
“During this weekend’s treatment, the leader’s medical team determined that he also sustained a minor broken rib on Wednesday, for which he is also being treated.”
The 81-year-old Senate minority leader tripped and fell at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in the US capital, a property formerly owned by Donald Trump.
“The leader and secretary Chao are deeply grateful for the competent medical care, prayers and kindness they have received.” Added explanation from Mr. Popp.
Earlier this year, Mr. McConnell celebrated becoming the longest-serving party leader in Senate history, overtaking former Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield. Mr. McConnell has been a Senator from Kentucky since 1985 and has chaired the Republican Senate Conference since 2007.
The Kentucky lawmaker fractured his shoulder in a fall at home in 2019.
Mr. McConnell is not the only US Senator to have been hospitalized recently.
Senator John Fetterman, a Pennsylvania Democrat, checked in with Walter Reed to be treated for clinical depression, while Senator Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat, was being treated at a hospital for shingles.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/mitch-mcconnell-leaves-hospital-fall-b2300116.html Mitch McConnell was released from the hospital six days after the hotel crash