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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell leaves rehab facility

WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Saturday that he has been released from a rehabilitation facility where he had been staying since suffering a concussion after a fall earlier this month.

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McConnell, 81, R-Kentucky, said in a statement released by his office that he would work from his Washington, D.C., home, CNN reported. The Senate is scheduled to go on its Easter break during the weeks of April 3 and April 10, according to The Associated Press.

The senior senator from Kentucky was at a dinner at a Washington hotel on March 8 when he tripped and fell. He suffered a concussion and was released from a Washington hospital. He moved to an inpatient facility for physical therapy and worked on his recovery, according to the AP.

“I want to sincerely thank everyone for all the kind wishes. I’m happy to say I finished inpatient physical therapy earlier today and I’m glad to be home,” McConnell said in a statement. “I’m going to follow the advice of my physical therapists and spend the next few days working for Kentuckians and the Republican Conference from home.

“I’m in frequent touch with my Senate colleagues and my staff. I look forward to returning in person to the Senate soon.”

The average age of senators this year is 65, according to the news organization.

In 2019, McConnell fractured his shoulder when he fell outside his home in Louisville, Kentucky.

On March 2, a spokesperson for Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), said she was hospitalized with shingles.

Sen. John Fetterman, (D-Pa.), who suffered a stroke during his campaign for the Senate last year, was expected to remain away from Washington while receiving care for clinical depression.

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