US Congressman Steve Scalise undergoes surgery, in fair condition: hospital


On Wednesday, Scalise was released from the ICU, but was still being treated with antibiotics. "Today, he underwent surgery for the management of deep tissue infection related to his bullet wounds". Scalise was in "fair condition, and will require careful monitoring to see if and when further interventions are necessary", according to a statement from MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity to freely discuss Scalise's condition.

Scalise, a Republican congressman from Louisiana, has been battling severe injuries from being shot in the hip at a GOP congressional baseball practice on June 14.

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James Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old nutjob from Belleville, Ill., opened fire on the baseball-playing lawmakers, before US Capitol police - on duty following Scalise - and other officers returned fire and killed him. Doctors said Scalise needs to get rid of the infection before he can be transferred to an in-patient rehabilitation facility.

Scalise was among the most severely wounded and underwent several surgeries to fix internal organs and broken bones after being shot in the hip. He has undergone several surgeries.