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McConnell Released from Hospital, Headed to Rehab – Injuries Worse Than Initially Thought

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After being injured in a hotel accident, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will get treatment at a rehabilitation center.

Monday, according to the senator’s office, he departed the George Washington University Hospital and arrived at the facility.

Wednesday, McConnell fell during a Republican fundraiser event at the Waldorf Astoria in Washington, D.C.

In a statement, McConnell communications director David Popp described the minority leader’s treatment plan.

“At the advice of his physician, the next step will be a period of physical therapy at an inpatient rehabilitation facility before he returns home.”

“The Leader and Secretary Chao are deeply thankful for the skilled medical care, prayers, and kindness they have received,” Popp stated on behalf of McConnell and his wife Elaine Chao.

Popp also informed that McConnell had received an injury in addition to the concussion he mentioned previously.

Unmentioned previously, the longstanding GOP leader reportedly had a “minor rib fracture” in the collision.

CNN was told by a McConnell staffer that the Republican senate leader might remain in the facility for anywhere between days and weeks.

“That decision will be made by the leader’s physicians and the therapists.”

“It is very common to undergo physical therapy to regain strength after a hospital stay and this ranges anywhere from a week to two weeks.”

Next year, McConnell will tie the record for longest-serving party leader in Senate history.

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