WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., must have surgery on his right eye, which he injured when he fell while exercising earlier this month.
On Jan. 1, the 75-year-old broke bones in his face and cracked three ribs after falling while using a resistance band in his home in Henderson, a suburb of Las Vegas.
Reid returned to work in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, but a release from his office Wednesday said he'll need to work from home next week due to surgery.
"On Monday, as a necessary step to assist in recovering full vision in his right eye, Senator Reid will undergo surgery on his right eye at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Senator Reid was notified that this surgery will be necessary following a doctor's appointment yesterday," the news release said.
"Senator Reid is expected to be released from the hospital quickly following the surgery but under doctor's orders to minimize strain in his right eye, he will have to work from his DC home next week. His broken ribs are healing well and he will continue to maintain a busy schedule next week as his right eye heals," the release continued.
This is the second exercise-related injury Reid has sustained in the past four years.
In 2011, Reid dislocated a shoulder and suffered a black eye while jogging in Washington. He returned to work quickly with his arm in a sling.
Reid plans to seek a sixth term in the Senate in 2016.