(NewsGlobal.com)- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was discharged from the hospital on Monday and placed in an inpatient rehab facility where he will undergo physical therapy before returning home, NBC News reported.
McConnell suffered a fall at the Waldorf Astoria, formerly Trump International Hotel, in Washington DC, while attending a dinner event last Wednesday evening. He was admitted to the hospital for a concussion where he remained for several days for treatment and observation.
On Friday, a political advisor who visited McConnell in the hospital said the minority leader was “doing well” and was “eager” to be discharged.
In a statement on Monday announcing his discharge, McConnell’s communications director David Popp said that while receiving treatment over the weekend, doctors also discovered that McConnell suffered a “minor rib fracture” in the fall.
In his statement, Popp said both McConnell and his wife, former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, were grateful for the prayers and “kindness” they have received and expressed their thanks to the “skilled medical staff” and care at the hospital.
One McConnell aide told NBC News that the minority leader is unlikely to return to the Senate this week as the physical therapy at the rehab center could take anywhere from one to two weeks.
The 81-year-old Senate minority leader’s discharge came just a week after Senator Dianne Feinstein was released from a San Francisco hospital after suffering a case of shingles. Feinstein is recovering at home while undergoing treatment. In a statement last week, the 89-year-old California Senator said that she hoped to return to the Senate “as soon as possible,” according to Fox News.
The Senate Democrats’ already slim majority has been made even slimmer with both Feinstein and Pennsylvania Senator John Fetterman’s absences.
Fetterman remains unavailable after being hospitalized last month for a severe case of depression.