Sen. Paul has five broken ribs following assault, spokesperson says

WASHINGTON- A spokesperson for Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Sunday evening said that the injuries the junior senator sustained during a Friday afternoon assault at his Bowling Green home include five broken ribs.

“Senator Paul has five rib fractures including 3 displaced fractures,” Senior Advisor Doug Stafford told the Bowling Green Daily News in an email.

“This type of injury is caused by high velocity severe force. It is not clear exactly how soon he will return to work, as the pain is considerable as is the difficulty in getting around, including flying,” Stafford added.

Paul’s office initially downplayed the injuries as “minor.”

The suspect, 59-year-old Bowling Green anesthesiologist Rene Boucher, has been charged with fourth-degree assault.

The motivation for the assault is not yet known.

Paul in a Sunday tweet expressed gratitude toward those who had offered support following the incident.

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