Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid broke "a number of ribs and bones in his face" while exercising last night in his Henderson, Nevada home.

The senator was reportedly injured after the exercise machine he was using broke, causing Reid to fall. He spent the night in the hospital as a precaution and plans to return to DC on Tuesday.

Here's the full statement from Reid's office:

Gawker's resident fitness expert Hamilton Nolan speculates that Reid "must have been dropping a bench press bar on his face," though I bet he was on a treadmill. What's your theory?

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