RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- It's been a few weeks since Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe was first injured when he was thrown from a horse while riding in Africa. McAuliffe suffered broken ribs during the holiday accident, but doctors told him the injury would heal on its own.
That's turned out not to be the case. The governor was admitted to a hospital in Richmond on Monday after physicians noticed an increasing amount of fluid collecting in McAuliffe's lungs.
Brian Coy, a spokesperson for the governor, confirmed that McAuliffe checked into Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center just hours after attending an event in Norfolk celebrating the life and work Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The governor will undergo a procedure related to the accumulating pulmonary fluid and stay overnight. After two to three days of recovery time, Coy said, McAuliffe will be back on the job. Not that he's stopped working.
"He's been uncomfortable, but he's been going about his job," Coy told the Washington Post. "He does not sit still very well. He's been on the phone with staff, working."
He's even been logging hours from the hospital, Coy added.