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01/02/2015 10:11 am ET Updated Jan 02, 2015

Harry Reid Breaks Ribs, Bones In His Face While Exercising At Home

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) broke "a number of ribs and bones in his face" after an accident that occurred while he was exercising at home, his office said in a statement Friday.

Reid, who is expected to make a full recovery, was taken to St. Rose Dominican Hospital in Nevada and later transferred to another medical center and "admitted overnight as a precaution." Reid is expected to return to Washington this weekend and resume work on Tuesday.

Read the entire statement below:

On Thursday, Senator Reid received treatment 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.

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.

Senator Reid was first brought to St. Rose Dominican Hospital in Henderson by his security detail. He was then transferred to UMC for further testing, where he was admitted overnight as a precaution.

UPDATE -- 3:04 p.m.: A spokesperson for Reid released a statement Friday afternoon noting the senator is headed home:

Senator Reid has been discharged from the University Medical Center hospital in Las Vegas and is headed to his home in Henderson. He will return to Washington this weekend to be ready for the Senate to convene on Tuesday. He spent the day with his wife, Landra, talking to fellow senators, friends and staff and preparing for the Senate's return. He sends his thanks to all those who sent warm wishes and is ready to get back to work.

This post has been updated.

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