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Ross recovering from torn muscle

Posted by Doris Wong  May 3, 2011 11:53 AM

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Senator Richard Ross is recuperating from a torn quadriceps that caused him to fall on the State House stairs last Wednesday.

“I cannot thank everyone enough for all the kind words, thoughts and prayers I have received since last week’s fall at the State House,” said Ross in a statement. “I am home right now resting comfortably after undergoing emergency surgery last Thursday to repair a torn quadriceps in my left leg. Though it will take a few months of rehab to get back to 100 percent I have no doubt I will be back on my feet in no time.”

Ross' communication director Justin Gravius said the tear, which he called a “freak accident,” caused the fall on the stairs. Ross received immediate attention from security and other legislators, and was taken to Mass General Hospital. The next day, a doctor told Ross he needed surgery. He got out of the hospital on Saturday, said Gravius.

Gravius said Ross will probably return to the next week's Senate session in a brace and with crutches. This week's session was canceled.

“I cannot stress enough how much I appreciate everyone’s well wishes and I look forward to getting back to work at the State House as soon as possible," said Ross.

Ross, a Republican from Wrentham, represents Millis, Needham, Norfolk, Plainville, Attleboro, North Attleboro, Sherborn, Wayland, and Wrentham, and parts of Franklin, Wellesley, Attleboro, and Natick. He has the seat formerly held by U.S. Sen.Scott Brown.

Megan McKee can be reached at megan.mckee@gmail.com.

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