Politics

Harry Reid Hospitalized After Breaking Several Ribs

Alex Pappas Political Reporter

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid has been hospitalized for breaking several ribs and bones in his face while exercising Thursday, his office said in a statement.

“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 spokesman said.

“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 statement continued.

Reid, his office said, was “admitted overnight as a precaution” but plans to be back in D.C. next week when the new Congress meets.

“Senator Reid will return to Washington this weekend and be in the office Tuesday as the Senate prepares to reconvene,” the statement read. “His doctors expect a full recovery.”

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