SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., was recovering Saturday after urgent brain surgery in Arizona, the Missoulian reported.
Surgeons at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale operated Friday on the 62-year-old senator after he called his doctor from nearby Phoenix to complain of dizziness, problems with motor skills and nausea the day before.
Baucus had pressure on his brain that likely happened when he tripped and hit his head on a rock during a 50-mile race Nov. 22, Baucus spokesman Barrett Kaiser said.
"Max is strong as an ox both physically and mentally," Kaiser said. "He sailed through the procedure and is expected to be back to 100 percent very soon."
The pressure on his brain was caused by a subdural hematoma, which is bleeding between the brain and its outer surface, or dura, Kaiser said.
Former President Reagan had a similar injury and surgery after falling off a horse and hitting his head in 1989.