Outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is working from home on the first day of the 114th Congress after being diagnosed with broken bones in his face, three broken ribs and a concussion, according to a statement from his office.
The injuries are a result of an accident that occurred while Reid was exercising at home last week. After the accident, Reid was taken to St. Rose Dominican Hospital in Henderson, Nevada, and then admitted to the University Medical Center hospital in Las Vegas overnight. He was discharged on Friday.
According to his office, Reid is in Washington but not working from Capitol Hill.
“Despite his injuries, he has been working every day, holding meetings with fellow Senators and staff," Adam Jentleson, Communications Director for Reid, said in the statement. "Senator Reid has spoken with President Obama multiple times since his injury and will continue to keep a busy schedule in the coming days."
Reid tweeted a photo of himself with Sens. Durbin, Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday:
Working from home on doctor's orders. Just wrapped up a good meeting with my leadership team. pic.twitter.com/x1tUee9Mg3
— Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) January 6, 2015
In Reid's absence, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) will assume his duties on the Senate floor.
UPDATE -- 3:29 p.m.: In a YouTube video posted Tuesday afternoon, Reid spoke about the opening of the 114th Congress. Watch the video above.