WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal has said he will undergo surgery to fix a broken foot he sustained during a victory celebration for the University of Connecticut's men's basketball squad on Saturday.
Blumenthal tweeted Saturday night that a fellow parade-goer had tripped on him and fallen on him at the Hartford, Connecticut event to celebrate the team's NCAA basketball championship on April 4, Houston.
The 77-year old Democrat stated that he is awaiting a 'routine operation' scheduled for Sunday on his femur and anticipates a complete recovery.
What can I say? I love a good parade! He tweeted.
Chris Murphy, Connecticut's U.S. Senator, tweeted that "after he broken his femur, he got up, dusted off and finished the parade." The most Dick Blumenthal thing that ever happened.
Matt Blumenthal, a Connecticut state representative, tweeted that his father was 'also on the reviewing stands for a bit. Tough as nails and soon to be on the mend!
Blumenthal was re-elected to the Senate in November. He is now serving his third Senate term. He served as the U.S. Attorney for Connecticut before being elected to the state House, state Senate and Connecticut's Attorney General.