Reid Suffers Broken Ribs in Workout Accident (Updated)
Updated 3:10 p.m. | Sen. Harry Reid’s office says the incoming minority leader has been released from a Las Vegas hospital after he sustained injuries in a workout accident at his home in Nevada on New Year’s Day.
“Senator Reid has been discharged from the University Medical Center hospital in Las Vegas and is headed to his home in Henderson. He will return to Washington this weekend to be ready for the Senate to convene on Tuesday,” Reid spokeswoman Kristen Orthman said in a statement. “He spent the day with his wife, Landra, talking to fellow senators, friends and staff and preparing for the Senate’s return. He sends his thanks to all those who sent warm wishes and is ready to get back to work.”
The Nevada Democrat’s office said earlier Friday that Reid was injured when “A piece of equipment Senator Reid was using to exercise broke, causing him to fall and break a number of ribs and bones in his face.”
The full statement released by his office earlier Friday appears below:
“On Thursday, Senator Reid received treatment at University Medical Center in Las Vegas for injuries sustained in an accident he suffered while exercising at home in Henderson.
“A piece of equipment Senator Reid was using to exercise broke, causing him to fall and break a number of ribs and bones in his face.
Senator Reid will return to Washington this weekend and be in the office Tuesday as the Senate prepares to reconvene. His doctors expect a full recovery.
Senator Reid was first brought to St. Rose Dominican Hospital in Henderson by his security detail. He was then transferred to UMC for further testing, where he was admitted overnight as a precaution.”
Back in 2011 , Reid slipped and fell while out for his morning exercise, leading to a black eye and dislocated shoulder.
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