The Washington Post
Mcconnell released from hospital
Senate Minority Leader Mitch Mcconnell was discharged from the hospital Monday, nearly a week after suffering a concussion during a fall, and he will move to a rehabilitation facility for physical therapy before going home, his office announced.
“Leader Mcconnell’s concussion recovery is proceeding well and the Leader was discharged from the hospital today,” David Popp, a spokesperson for Mcconnell, said in a statement. “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.”
The statement also noted that during Mcconnell’s hospital stay, doctors discovered that he “suffered a minor rib fracture” in the fall.
It was not immediately clear how long Mcconnell (R-KY.) would be in the rehabilitation facility.
The 81-year-old senator has been hospitalized and receiving treatment for a concussion since the evening of March 8, when he tripped after attending a private dinner at a Washington hotel. That dinner followed a reception at the Waldorf Astoria for the Senate Leadership Fund, a super PAC that raises unlimited donations to support GOP candidates, where Mcconnell had spoken.
Mcconnell was first elected to the Senate in 1985 and became GOP leader in 2007. He has held that post longer than anyone.
Last week’s fall was not the first in which Mcconnell was injured. He underwent surgery in August 2019 after he fractured his shoulder tripping outside his Louisville home. The senator, who had polio as a child, also has a history of heart issues and had triple bypass surgery in 2003.