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US Senator Rand Paul's ribs broken in assault at home

From BBC - November 6, 2017

The assault on US Senator Rand Paul is far worse than initially thought, reports say.

Mr Paul is recovering from five broken ribs and bruises to his lungs and is in "considerable" pain, a spokesman said.

He was assaulted at his gated community home in Bowling Green, Kentucky, on Friday, allegedly by a neighbour who has since been charged with assault.

It is unclear when the former 2016 presidential candidate will be able to return to work in Washington.

"Senator Paul has five rib fractures including three displaced fractures," Doug Stafford, a senior adviser to Mr Paul, said in a statement reported by US media.

"This type of injury is caused by high velocity severe force.

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