Sen. Mitch McConnell Leaves Rehab, Heads Home After Concussion

MONDAY, March 27, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Sen. Mitch McConnell is back home more than two weeks after he fell at a private dinner and was hospitalized with a concussion and broken rib.

The Senate Minority Leader spent five days in the hospital and the remainder of the 2-1/2 weeks following his fall in inpatient physical therapy.

“I’m in frequent touch with my Senate colleagues and my staff,” McConnell said in a statement released Saturday. “I look forward to returning in person to the Senate soon.”

McConnell said he resumed talking directly with his team leadership last Tuesday, saying he was “eager” to return.

McConnell, 81, was injured March 8 at a private dinner at a Washington hotel. He’s not the only senator currently out for illness.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is recovering from shingles, while Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) is receiving inpatient treatment for clinical depression.

Although it’s not clear exactly when McConnell will return to his office, he said he will be working from home for now. The Senate starts an Easter recess Thursday and won’t reconvene until April 17, the Washington Post reported.

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more on concussion.

SOURCE: Washington Post

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