US Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he expects to undergo surgery to repair a broken leg he suffered Saturday during a victory parade for the University of Connecticut men’s basketball team.
In a tweet, Blumenthal says a fellow parade goer tripped and fell on him during the event in Hartford, Connecticut, to celebrate the team winning the NCAA basketball title on April 4 in Houston.
The 77-year-old Democrat says he is awaiting “routine surgery” on his femur scheduled for Sunday and expects a full recovery.
“What can I say, I love a parade!” he tweets.
What can I say, I love a parade! Thanks to Chris & everyone for the well wishes. I did indeed fracture my femur after a fellow parade goer tripped & fell on me during the parade today. Routine surgery tomorrow just to make sure everything heals properly. I expect a full recovery! https://t.co/LhUGUCIple
— Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal) April 9, 2023
Connecticut’s other US senator, Chris Murphy, tweets that “after he broke his femur he got back up, dusted himself off, and FINISHED THE PARADE. Most Dick Blumenthal thing ever.”
Blumenthal is serving his third term in the Senate after being reelected in November.