WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was “discharged from the hospital today,” his communications director, David Pope, said in a statement Monday.
“On the advice of your physician, the next step will be a period of physical therapy in an inpatient rehabilitation facility before returning home,” Pope said. “During treatment this weekend, the leader’s medical team found that he also suffered a minor rib fracture on Wednesday, for which he is also being treated.”
McConnell, 81, was hospitalized after collapsing at a private dinner on Wednesday and was admitted for treatment, his office said. As of Friday, a political consultant who visited him in hospital said he was “doing well” and was “eager” to leave.
“Leader and Secretary Chao are deeply grateful for the skilled medical care, prayers and kindness,” the pope said Monday.
An aide to McConnell told NBC News that the senator is not expected to return to the Capitol this week, adding that “it is very common to undergo physical therapy to regain strength after a hospital stay” and that “a Could be anywhere up to two weeks” week.