(FOX NEWS) -- Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Wednesday he is recovering from six broken ribs following an incident last week in which the libertarian-leaning Republican was tackled by a neighbor on his lawn.
“I appreciate all of the support from everyone,” Paul tweeted Wednesday afternoon. “A medical update: final report indicates six broken ribs & new X-ray shows a pleural effusion.”
Pleural effusion “is the build-up of excess fluid between the layers of the pleura outside the lungs,” according to the Cleveland Clinic.
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