WASHINGTON — Senator Mitch McConnell, the Kentucky Republican and minority leader who suffered a concussion in a serious fall earlier this month, was released from inpatient rehabilitation on Saturday, according to a statement he released Saturday evening.
“I want to sincerely thank everyone for all the kind wishes,” Mr. McConnell said in the statement. “I’m happy to say I finished inpatient physical therapy earlier today, and I’m glad to be home.”
He added that he would be working from home for the next few days and would return in person soon, but did not say when he would be back at the Senate, which is in session next week.
According to a McConnell aide, the minority leader will consult with his physical therapists on a return date.
Mr. McConnell, 81, had a concussion and was hospitalized at George Washington University Hospital earlier this month, after tripping at a fund-raising dinner at the Waldorf Astoria hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington. The medical team discovered during Mr. McConnell’s hospitalization that he had also suffered a “minor rib fracture” in the fall.
He was released from hospital observation less than a week later and began inpatient rehabilitation, which an aide said was a common practice for patients to regain strength after a hospital stay.
The former majority leader and the longest-serving Senate Republican leader in history had polio as a child, which left him with a limp. He has had other serious falls in the past.
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