Republican Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) suffered a “serious injury” to his right hand doing yard work, revealing that it may require “amputation.”
Cramer said the risk of infection is high and he requires “immediate surgery.”
He is in good spirits, joking that he will give his colleagues left-handed fist bumps if the worst happens.
Cramer announced the injury on Twitter, assuring his supporters that he’s in “good spirits.”
He said he was “working in the yard” when the accident happened.
“While working in the yard over the weekend I sustained a serious injury to my right hand which required immediate surgery,” Cramer said on Twitter.
“I continue to remain in North Dakota close to medical care as there is a high risk of infection and the possible need for amputation.
“I am alert and in good spirits.
“Although I am missing this week of votes and hearings, I am monitoring Senate business closely and constant contact with my colleagues and staff.
“I plan to return to Washington DC after the Independence Day state work.
“And expect to be doing a lot of left-handed fist bumps.”
A statement on my recent injury ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/tIEuPO9LJP
— Sen. Kevin Cramer (@SenKevinCramer) June 22, 2022
Cramer’s Communications Director Molly Block said:
“For those curious – the risk of amputation is for his fingers.
“@SenKevinCramer is cracking jokes that his future @NFL career is over.”
For those curious – the risk of amputation is for his fingers. @SenKevinCramer is cracking jokes that his future @NFL career is over. https://t.co/9EPEOp8lQw
— Molly Block (@mollyerinb) June 22, 2022