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Cami Mondeaux, Breaking News Reporter


NextImg:Mitch McConnell released from rehab after concussion, will work from home


Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was released from an inpatient rehab facility on Saturday after being treated for a concussion, and the Kentucky Republican will return home to work remotely "for the next few days."

"I want to sincerely thank everyone for all the kind wishes," McConnell wrote 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."

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The health update comes two weeks after the Republican leader was hospitalized after suffering a fall at the Waldorf Astoria hotel while attending a private dinner on March 8. McConnell was later released from the hospital before being admitted to an inpatient rehabilitation facility five days later for further treatment.

Several Republican lawmakers said they had been in contact with McConnell throughout the recovery process, speaking with him over and the phone and via text. It's not entirely clear when the Republican leader will return to the Senate, but it's unlikely to happen before the Senate leaves for their two-week recess in early April.

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McConnell's absence made him the third senator to be missing from the upper chamber due to health concerns, as both Sens. John Fetterman (D-PA) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) have also been hospitalized in recent weeks due to health concerns. It remains unclear when Fetterman and Feinstein will return.

McConnell was hospitalized in 2019 after fracturing his shoulder from a fall on his patio at home.