Republican Sen. Kevin Cramer sustains ‘serious injury’ while gardening over the weekend


Republican Sen. Kevin Cramer sustains ‘serious injury’ while gardening over the weekend and may have to have a finger AMPUTATED 

  • Sen. Kevin Cramer suffered a ‘serious’ hand injury over the weekend sending him into emergency surgery
  • He may need to have a finger amputated, his office said   
  • The North Dakota Republican, 61, said that the injury occurred ‘while working in the yard’ but did not specify what happened
  • ‘I am alert and in good spirits. Although I am missing this week of votes and hearings, I am monitoring Senate business closely,’ he said

Sen. Kevin Cramer suffered a ‘serious’ hand injury over the weekend sending him into emergency surgery and may need to have a finger amputated, his office said Wednesday. 

The North Dakota Republican, 61, said that the injury occurred ‘while working in the yard’ but did not specify what happened. He said that he remained in North Dakota close to medical care due to 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,’ he said. 

Sen. Kevin Cramer suffered a 'serious' hand injury over the weekend sending him into emergency surgery and may need to have a finger amputated, his office said Wednesday

Sen. Kevin Cramer suffered a ‘serious’ hand injury over the weekend sending him into emergency surgery and may need to have a finger amputated, his office said Wednesday

The North Dakota Republican, 61, said that the injury occurred 'while working in the yard' but did not specify what happened

The North Dakota Republican, 61, said that the injury occurred ‘while working in the yard’ but did not specify what happened

Cramer missed Tuesday’s procedural vote to advance gun legislation, which Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said he hopes to have passed by the end of the week.  

Cramer’s spokesperson Molly Block then clarified that his fingers were at risk of amputation, not his whole hand. Cramer ‘is cracking jokes that his future @NFL career is over,’ she wrote on Twitter. 

Cramer wrote in a separate post that ‘part of one little finger’ is at risk. 

The senator said he expects to return to Washington after July 4, and will be doling out ‘a lot of left-handed fist bumps.’  

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