RICHMOND BEAT: Gov. McAuliffe Taken to VCU Medical Center

| January 20, 2015 | 0 Comments | News
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe was taken to the hospital Monday.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe was admitted to VCU Medical Center Monday.

Capital News Service by Benjamin May

RICHMOND – Gov. Terry McAuliffe was admitted to VCU Medical Center on Monday after being thrown from a horse while vacationing with his family in Africa.

The governor suffered seven broken ribs in the accident and must have fluid removed from around his lungs, according to his communications director, Brian Coy.

“While the injury did not impair his ability to do his job and his doctors expected the injury to heal on its own, today they identified increased fluid around his lungs that will require a procedure to remove,” Coy said in a statement. “He is being admitted today and is expected to be back in action after 2-3 days of recovery.”

Republicans issued a get-well statement for the Democratic governor.

“Our entire caucus wishes Gov. McAuliffe a speedy recovery,” said Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment Jr. “We look forward to seeing him back in Capitol Square in a matter of days.”

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