Major Update On McConnell’s Hospitalization

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On Saturday (March 25), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY.) announced he had been released from the rehabilitation facility that treated him for a concussion.

In a statement, the Kentucky Republican extended his sincere thanks to those who shared “kind wishes,” announcing he had completed “inpatient physical therapy” and had returned home.

McConnell also revealed he would be following “the advice of [his] physical therapists” by working from home “for Kentuckians and the Republican Conference.”

The Senate Minority Leader added that he had been in frequent contact with his Senate colleagues and staff, concluding that he is “look[ing] forward to returning in person to the Senate soon.”

McConnell, one of the longest-serving active Senators who obtained his position in 1984, tripped and fell at a private dinner on March 8, fracturing his ribs and sustaining a concussion.

On March 13, the Senate Minority Leader was released from the hospital and moved to an inpatient physical therapy facility.

This is the second injury McConnell sustained from a fall in three years. In 2019, the GOP Senate Leader fractured his shoulder after falling in his Kentucky home. That fall required surgery.

This time around, McConnell wasn’t the only Senator hospitalized.

Democratic Senator John Fetterman (Penn.) was also in the hospital during McConnell’s stay.

On February 15, Fetterman checked himself into Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for mental health issues, with no indication when he might return to the Senate.

However, a spokesman for Fetterman, Joe Cavello, announced on Thursday that the Pennsylvania Senator would “be back soon,” noting that it would likely occur after a week.