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McConnell discharged from hospital with rib fracture

Mitch McConnell was discharged from the hospital on Monday and is recovering from his concussion, according to a spokesperson for the Senate minority leader.

Communications Director David Popp said in a statement that McConnell’s medical team discovered he suffered a “minor rib fracture” after his fall at a D.C. hotel last week, for which he’s also receiving treatment. But the Kentucky Republican’s concussion 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,” Popp said.

The statement did not disclose when McConnell will return to the Senate.

McConnell had fallen at a private dinner eventheld at the Waldorf Astoria last Wednesday, where a Super PAC aligned with McConnell, the Senate Leadership Fund, had hosted an event that evening.

The Kentucky Republican, who is 81 and had polio as a child, had previously fractured his shoulder back in 2019 after tripping on his patio at home.

The Senate minority leader had been treated for a concussion after a fall last week.  

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