Sen. Harry Reid Suffers Broken Ribs, Facial Bones

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 21, 2013.Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 21, 2013.

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid has been discharged from the University Medical Center hospital in Las Vegas after he was injured Thursday in an accident while exercising at his home in Henderson, Nevada.

According to a statement from the Nevada Senator's office, Reid was discharged Friday and is headed to his home in Henderson, Nevada, outside of Las Vegas.

According to an earlier statement today from Reid's office, he was hurt after a piece of equipment he was using broke, which caused him to fall. He broke a "number of ribs and bones in his face," but his doctors expect a full recovery.

Reid was first brought to St. Rose Dominican Hospital in Henderson and was then transferred to University Medical Center hospital for further testing. He was "admitted overnight as a precaution."

Reid's office said the 75-year-old will return to Washington, D.C. this weekend and will be back in the office Tuesday when the 114th congress convenes.

This morning, President Obama called Reid to wish him a speedy recovery, White House spokesperson Eric Schultz said.

The Senator spent the day with his wife "talking to fellow senators, friends and staff and preparing for the Senate's return," his office said, adding Reid is "ready to get back to work."