McAuliffe hospitalized after horse injury

WASHINGTON – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe was hospitalized Monday due to complications related to broken ribs.

According to a statement from the governor’s office, McAuliffe was thrown from a horse during a vacation to Africa, breaking seven ribs.

The governor visited Tanzania in late December, according to his office.

His injury was expected to heal on its own and McAuliffe was allowed to return to work.

But Monday doctors say they’ve identified “increased fluid around his lungs.” And the fluid will need to be removed.

The governor is expected to be back at his desk after two to three days of recovery.

McAuliffe appeared at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day Event in the morning and last Wednesday he gave his State of the Commonwealth address officially launching the General Assembly session.

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