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Senator Richard Blumenthal Fractures Leg During UConn Championship Celebration

Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) will undergo surgery for a fractured leg after breaking it.

The break occurred during the championship parade for the National Championship UConn Huskies Men’s Basketball team.

The New York Post reports the Senator fractured his femur and will undergo routine surgery to ensure it heals properly.

“What can I say, I love a parade!” Blumenthal exclaimed on Twitter. “Proud to be there. GO HUSKIES,” he later added.

The 77-year-old will undergo routine surgery on Sunday “just to make sure everything heals properly,” he noted on Twitter, adding that he anticipates making a full recovery.

Blumenthal apparently kept going after the break:

Sen. Chris Murphy, who also attended the festivities, lauded his Connecticut colleague for continuing on with the parade even after he had become injured.

“FYI after he broke his femur he got back up, dusted himself off, and FINISHED THE PARADE,” the fellow Connecticut Democrat tweeted. “Most Dick Blumenthal thing ever.”

Connecticut beat San Diego State University 76-59 in the NCAA championship game.

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