Senator Mitch McConnell released from hospital after fall and concussion
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was released from the hospital on Monday, his office said.
The 81-year-old Kentucky Republican tripped and fell last Wednesday at a Senate Leadership Fund dinner at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Washington DC
He suffered a concussion after hitting his head and a broken rib. His office said last week that McConnell was expected to be hospitalized for observation for several days, but that he was “fine” and “eager” to go.
The minority leader is expected to undergo further treatment for an undetermined amount of time. He average length of stay for inpatient rehabilitation it’s just under two weeks, according to the Center for Medicare Advocacy.
That recovery time can be longer or shorter depending on a number of factors, including your overall physical condition.
McConnell previously fell at his Louisville home in 2019, breaking his shoulder.
He is the last senator to be hospitalized this year. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) was hospitalized earlier this month with shingles. Sen. John Fetterman (D-Penn.) was hospitalized twice in February, including for treatment for depression.