Sen. Rand Paul tweets about alleged attack, updates public on injuries
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul used social media Wednesday afternoon to update the public about his recovery after allegedly being attacked by a neighbor.
Paul says a final medical report reveals he suffered six broken ribs. He also posted that a new X-ray identifies a pleural effusion -- a buildup of fluid between the tissues that line the lungs and the chest.
I appreciate all of the support from everyone. A medical update: final report indicates six broken ribs & new X-ray shows a pleural effusion
The Kentucky lawmaker was assaulted last Friday. His neighbor, Rene Boucher, is charged in the attack. National news outlets have reported that the attack may have stemmed from a dispute over landscaping.
Boucher is expected to appear in court on Thursday to answer to an assault charge.