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Sen. Harry Reid broke ribs, face in fall while exercising

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Posted at 8:41 AM, Jan 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-02 10:44:15-05

LAS VEGAS – Sen. Harry Reid broke “a number of ribs and bones in his face” when he was exercising, and was kept overnight in a Nevada hospital, his office said Friday in a statement.

The Nevada Democrat was using a piece of equipment to exercise on Thursday when it broke, causing him to fall.

His doctors expect a full recovery, and he’s set to return to Washington over the weekend before the Senate reconvenes next week.

According to the statement, the Senate Democratic Leader was treated and admitted overnight as a precaution at University Medical Center in Las Vegas for the injuries after first being transported to St. Rose Dominican Hospital in Henderson by his security detail.