On Friday, the Senate Democratic leaders office suddenly announced that soon-to-be Senate minority leader Harry Reid suffered major injuries while exercising at his home Thursday.
Here’s the full 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 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.
Reid has had several close calls with his health in the past. In 2011, the Senator dislocated his shoulder while jogging in Washington, leaving him with head bump and a black eye, according to USA Today. In 2012, he also suffered from several car accidents in Las Vegas that left him with multiple rib and hip contusions.