Sen. Blumenthal tells News 12 he's continuing to recover following surgery on fractured femur

Sen. Blumenthal says he was "absolutely stunned" when a parade-goer tripped and fell on top of him from behind while he was marching in the procession.

News 12 Staff

Apr 11, 2023, 9:15 PM

Updated 377 days ago

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he is feeling much better since fracturing his femur over the weekend and appreciates the outpouring of support from the public.
The injury happened during the UConn Victory Parade in Hartford on Saturday. Blumenthal needed to have surgery at Stamford Hospital on Sunday.
He says he was "absolutely stunned" when a parade-goer tripped and fell on top of him from behind while he was marching in the procession.
"But I managed to finish the parade and then I knew something really important was wrong. I went to the emergency room. I am now on the mend, feeling better and better, literally every hour, working from home and looking forward to being in DC next week and really grateful that I received such warm wishes and encouragement, including from Coaches Geno Auriemma and Dan Hurley," Blumenthal said to News 12.
The senator said he went first by private vehicle to Greenwich Hospital but then was taken by ambulance to Stamford Hospital where he had surgery to put pins in his femur to help ensure his leg will heal properly.


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