Ellison Tears Knee Tendon During Workout

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WCCO) – Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison was admitted to a Washington D.C. hospital Wednesday morning after falling and tearing a knee ligament during a gym workout, according to spokesperson Jennifer Gore.

Ellison was doing morning exercising in the House gym when he tore the patellar tendon, which is attached to his kneecap.

Gore said Ellison had surgery on the knee at George Washington Hospital on Wednesday and was still in the hospital on Thursday. He will spend the night, and officials aren’t sure yet when he will be released.

Ellison said has received several well wishes from fellow Congress members, family and friends.

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