Sen. Rand Paul, who was injured Friday when a neighbor attacked him at his home, will return to the Senate next week, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday.
McConnell, who like Paul is a Kentucky Republican, said Paul is "on the mend and we expect him back next week and back in the saddle."
McConnell spoke to Paul by phone and relayed some of the conversation to reporters.
"It was quite an experience," McConnell said. "He was literally slammed into by a neighbor and he has five broken or cracked ribs and said it really hurt."
Neighbor Rene Boucher was arrested and released on $7,500 bond pending a court appearance Thursday. Boucher's lawyer, Matt Baker, said in a statement the incident stemmed from "a very regrettable dispute between two neighbors over a matter that most people would regard as trivial."