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Mitch McConnell fractures shoulder in fall at Kentucky home

"He has been treated, released, and is working from home in Louisville."

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., addresses the audience gathered at the Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky., Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., suffered a fractured shoulder Sunday from a fall outside his home in Louisville, Kentucky, briefly hospitalizing the lawmaker, his office said in a statement.

“This morning, Leader McConnell tripped at home on his outside patio and suffered a fractured shoulder. He has been treated, released, and is working from home in Louisville,” David Popp, McConnell’s spokesman, said in a statement.

McConnell was in touch with Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, on Sunday “to express his deepest sympathies for the people of El Paso and Dayton and discuss the senseless tragedies of this weekend,” the statement said.

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McConnell had returned to Kentucky on Friday for what was planned to be a more than five-week recess. He spent Saturday in Fancy Farm, a small town in southwestern Kentucky that hosts an annual political rally in which speakers from both major parties address a boisterous crowd.

McConnell, 77, is running for a seventh term in the Senate in next year’s election.