Senator Harry Reid breaks multiple bones in exercising accident
By RYAN GORMAN
Senator Harry Reid started the New Year off with a bang.
The Nevada Democrat severely injured himself Thursday while exercising, his office announced Friday in a statement.
"A piece of equipment Senator Reid was using to exercise broke, causing him to fall and break a number of ribs and bones in his face," the statement said.
Reid was exercising at his home in Henderson, a suburb of Las Vegas, when the accident occurred. It is not clear which piece of equipment broke under the Senator's strenuous workout regimen.
He was hospitalized overnight as a precaution but has since been discharged.
Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) did manage to crack a joke at his colleague's expense while wishing him well.
Now there's a man serious about new year's resolutions! Get well soon, @SenatorReid. See you back in DC.- Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) January 2, 2015
Reid is expected to return this weekend to Washington, D.C., his office confirmed.
The Senate is scheduled to meet Tuesday for the first time this year.