US Senator says injured hand may require amputation

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US Senator says injured hand may require amputation

U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer says he has suffered a serious injury to his right hand doing yard work in North Dakota and that it may require an amputation.

While working in the yard over the weekend, I sustained a serious injury to my right hand, which required immediate surgery, Mr Cramer said on Wednesday.

I am in North Dakota close to medical care because there is a high risk of infection and the possibility of needing amputation. MrCramer missed Tuesday's procedural vote on the gun safety bill, but he plans to return to Washington DC after the 4 July recess.

He said that I am alert and in good spirits.

I am closely monitoring Senate business and in constant contact with my colleagues and staff even though I am missing this week of votes and hearings. On his return to the Senate, he joked that he plans to doll out a lot of left-handed fist bumps. The 61-year-old has been a member of the US Senate since 2019, after serving as North Dakota's sole congressman for six years.

Later on, Mr Cramer s communications director, Molly Block, said that the injury was to the senator's fingers and not his whole hand.

She said that the risk of amputation is for his fingers, and that Mr Cramer is cracking jokes that his future NFL career is over. Cramer replied to her tweet and said, Part of one little finger.