Reid Breaks Ribs in Accident

Democratic leader Sen. Harry Reid broke a “number” of ribs and bones in an accident on Thursday at his home, according to his office.

The Nevada senator was using an exercise machine on New Year’s Day when the equipment broke, “causing him to fall and break a number of ribs and bones in his face.”

Despite his injures, Reid plans to return to Washington to be present for the new session of Congress that begins next week. The Senate will reconvene Tuesday under Republican control, pushing Reid into the role of minority leader.