Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell Leaves Rehab Facility After Concussion Therapy

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has been discharged from the rehabilitation facility where he was undergoing treatment for a concussion caused by a fall earlier this month. According to sources, McConnell fell at his home in Kentucky on August 7 and suffered a fractured shoulder and two cracked ribs in addition to the concussion.

After being treated at a hospital in Kentucky, McConnell was transferred to a rehabilitation facility. In an official statement released yesterday, McConnell thanked the medical professionals who took care of him during his recovery.

"I'm grateful for the hard work of my doctors and therapists," said McConnell. "Thanks to their expertise, I have made great progress and am feeling much better."

McConnell's injury came just as Congress is set to return from its summer recess. The majority leader has been playing a crucial role in negotiations over COVID-19 relief legislation, which remains stalled amid disagreements between Democrats and Republicans.

The 78-year-old senator has been working remotely while recovering from his injuries but is expected to resume his duties soon. His spokesperson confirmed that he will continue working from home until he fully recovers.

The news of McConnell's discharge comes as concerns about lawmakers' health grow amid the ongoing pandemic. Several members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 in recent months, including Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who also contracted the virus earlier this year.

Despite these challenges, legislators are expected to return to Washington next month with hopes of passing additional relief measures aimed at helping Americans struggling during the pandemic.