Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has been discharged from the hospital after sustaining a concussion from a fall last week and is headed to rehab for inpatient physical therapy.
The Kentucky Republican, 81, was admitted to George Washington University Hospital after he tripped and fell at a private dinner at the Waldorf Astoria, formerly the Trump International Hotel, The Hill reported.
His staff released carefully worded statements that appeared to play down the seriousness of the fall.
However, Doctors later confirmed Mitch McConnell suffered a fractured rib from the fall amid news he would need to attend rehab.
“Leader McConnell’s concussion recovery is proceeding well,” McConnell spokesman David Pop said, according to Yahoo.
“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,” Pop added.
“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,” Pop said.
McConnell has a limp that stems from childhood polio, making him prone to falls.
In 2019, Senate Minority Leader injured his shoulder from a fall.
In 2020, McConnell’s face was deeply bruised in an unexplained incident.
He also had heart bypass surgery in 2003.
Meanwhile, Speaker Kevin McCarthy said he still needed to talk to McConnell.
“I’m trying to get an update on the senator. I know he tripped last night but I don’t have any new information,” McCarthy told reporters.
“Hopefully I’ll be able to talk to him today.”McConnell has been Republican Leader since 2007, and the Senate Majority Leader from 2015 to 2021.
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A) He shouldn’t have had that last drink?
B) He should have done or said what they told him to do or say?
MAYBE THE CHICOMS CAN PICK UP THE BILL.
may he live long and suffer greatly.
The only REAL injury is to his “EGO”… he’s running scared after video release !
Rehab. Like, learning to talk, walk and bring a spoon to his mouth unaided? That kind of rehab. Oh, if only…
Falling seniors usually means dead seniors………
Mitch probably tripped over all that money he receives from the Chinese communist party. It overflows out of his pants pockets, he trips over it.
Time to retire Mitch
He has a 40 inch neck
good, it’s time for him to leave politics.
hes been at the trough for far too long and he’s as dirty as harry reid.
get him out.
He’s in the health spiral to the bright light.
Since when did a minor rib fracture and concussion require a lengthy hospital stay followed by inpatient rehab services? I wish him the best of health, but this is screaming stroke.
Is the rehab for his injury or his ‘condition’ that caused the fall?
The Turtle needs to check into the old senators home the one for old RINO bastards. This old snake has got to go he is nothing but a chink bag man any way gets the money to the little woman who is a chink.