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Mitch McConnell leaves rehab facility after therapy for concussion

Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., conducts a information convention within the U.S. Capitol after the senate luncheons on Tuesday, January 24, 2023.

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Senate Republican chief Mitch McConnell stated Saturday he has been launched from the rehabilitation facility the place he had bodily remedy for a concussion brought on by a fall earlier this month.

The 81-year-old Kentucky Republican stated in an announcement launched by his workplace that he’ll make money working from home for the subsequent few days. The Senate is scheduled to be on break for the weeks of April 3 and April 10.

McConnell was at dinner on March 8 after a resort reception for a marketing campaign committee aligned with him when he tripped and fell. Along with the concussion, he additionally had a rib fracture.

He was launched from the hospital on March 13 and, upon the recommendation of his physician, moved to an inpatient rehabilitation facility for bodily remedy and to proceed his restoration.

Concussions could be critical accidents and take time for restoration. Even a single incident of concussion can restrict an individual’s skills throughout that interval.

“I’ll comply with the recommendation of my bodily therapists and spend the subsequent few days working for Kentuckians and the Republican Convention from house,” McConnell stated within the assertion. “I am in frequent contact with my Senate colleagues and my workers. I stay up for returning in particular person to the Senate quickly.”

Virtually 4 years in the past he tripped and fell at his house in Kentucky, inflicting a shoulder fracture that required surgical procedure. The Senate had simply began a summer time recess, and he labored from house for some weeks as he recovered.

In his early childhood, he had polio and he has acknowledged some problem as an grownup in climbing stairs.

McConnell was first elected in 1984. In January, he turned the longest-serving Senate chief when the brand new Congress convened, breaking the earlier document of 16 years.