Senate Majority Leader McConnell Leaves Rehab Facility After Therapy For Concussion

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has been released from the rehabilitation facility where he was treated for a concussion caused by a fall earlier this month.

The 78-year-old senator from Kentucky was admitted to the hospital on August 10 after he tripped outside his home in Louisville, fracturing his shoulder and suffering a concussion.

According to his spokesperson, David Popp, McConnell received treatment at the hospital before being transferred to an inpatient rehabilitation center for therapy.

After weeks of rest and physical therapy, including daily workouts with therapists, McConnell's medical team cleared him to leave the facility on Wednesday.

"Senator McConnell has made good progress in his recovery and is grateful for all of the outstanding care he has received," Popp said in a statement. "He and [his wife] Secretary Chao are thankful for everyone's continued prayers."

McConnell’s injury came as Congress remains deadlocked over emergency COVID-19 aid legislation as well as other pressing issues such as police reform.

As majority leader of the Senate, McConnell is considered one of Washington’s most powerful Republicans; however, it remains unclear how long it will take him to fully recover from his injuries or when he will return to work.

Despite being absent due to his injury, Senator McConnell still played an active role during remote negotiations between Democratic leaders and White House officials over new coronavirus stimulus measures.