Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, saying Surgery on Sunday meant to help heal a broken leg was «completely successful» and he plans to return to work next week.

The 77-year-old senator said someone tripped and fell on him at Saturday’s victory parade in Hartford for the University of Connecticut men’s basketball team, which won the NCAA championship on April 3.

Fellow Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy, also a Democrat, tweeted Saturday, «After he broke his femur, he got back up, dusted himself off, and DONE THE PARADE. Most of the Dick Blumenthal stuff.»

The collision resulted in what Blumenthal described on Twitter as a «minor fracture in the upper part of the femur».

His spokesman said the senator would spend the night at Stamford Hospital. «A couple of pins were inserted to ensure it heals properly,» Blumenthal’s representative said.

The senator, now in his third term, said he began physical therapy on Sunday and plans to return to work in Washington in mid-April, when Congress returns from recess.

On Sunday, he thanked the people who reached out to offer support, as well as the doctors and hospital employees in Stamford who are treating him.

«I am grateful to everyone who has called, texted or tweeted their well wishes,» the senator said. saying.