Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-ND, suffered a “serious” injury to his right hand doing yard work. He said the risk of infection is high and he may need to have the hand amputated.
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. He said he was “working in the yard” when the accident happened.
He said: “While working in the yard over the weekend I sustained a serious injury to my right hand which required immediate surgery. 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.
A statement on my recent injury ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/tIEuPO9LJP
— Sen. Kevin Cramer (@SenKevinCramer) June 22, 2022
“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.”
Molly Block, Cramer’s Communications Director, said:
“For those curious – the risk of amputation is for his fingers. @SenKevinCramer is cracking jokes that his future @NFL career is over.”
— Molly Block (@mollyerinb) June 22, 2022