The PJ Tatler

Reid Breaks 'Number of Ribs and Bones in His Face'

When the Senate comes into session for the 114th Congress on Tuesday, Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will be minority leader instead of majority leader.

He’ll also be recovering from painful injuries.

Reid’s office said today that the 75-year-old senator was treated on New Year’s Day at University Medical Center in Las Vegas for “injuries sustained in an accident he suffered while exercising at home in Henderson.”

“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,” said the statement. “Senator Reid will return to Washington this weekend and be in the office Tuesday as the Senate prepares to reconvene. His doctors expect a full recovery.”

The onetime amateur boxer was first brought to St. Rose Dominican Hospital in Henderson by his security detail, his office said.

“He was then transferred to UMC for further testing, where he was admitted overnight as a precaution.”

Reid dislocated his shoulder and bruised his eye socket when he fell while running in the rain in 2011. The following year, he was sent to the hospital with contusions after his motorcade got into an accident.