WASHINGTON (CNN) – Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Florida, fractured her right leg and sprained her ankle as she slid into second base during the seventh inning of a charity softball event Tuesday night in Washington.
Spokesman Jonathan Beeton said the congresswoman was using crutches to make it to the House floor Wednesday to vote. The lawmaker was sporting a soft cast, which Beeton said would be replaced by a harder, more secure cast later Wednesday.
The Florida Democrat was participating in the first-ever Congressional Women's Softball Game. The event raised $41,000 to assist young breast cancer survivors.
I wish her a speedy recovery. She is a wonderful congresswoman!
Work hard, play harder.
second bases are a killer...seen first hand what an ankle looks like bent the wrong way as a result of a buddy sliding into one....someone should start a special interest group or maybe schedule a protest of second bases...
So tell us the important part – was she safe, or out?
Gotta love a woman who's willing to sacrifice her body for extra bases!
must have been sliding to the left
Hope her injury allows her to "test drive" the new Government Health Care system.
Congresswoman Schultz, sorry to hear about your accident, I wish you a speedy recovery.
Seen her on Hardball numerous times and I love the fire she brings...best wishes and get well soon Debbie!
Well that's just too bad. Not sure why this is NEWS!
Mend soon, Congresswoman Wasserman......We need you in there fighting the good fight.....
No wonder the Democrats are desperately pushing for health-care reform – they're an accident prone bunch aren't they?! Clinton, Sotermayor, Wasserman.
I wish her a healthy recovery. The Dems need her to fight for President Obama's policies.
Yep. These tech happy democrats are not much good at anything else.
Wishes for a speedy recovery, Debbie.
Aaaiiee. Tough Break. Get well soon.
I'd like to see the same hustle from our own Montreal Nationals.
like said in a league there no crying in baseball.
Thank god she didn't have Obama's plan, she'd have to wait a week or so to get her cast, lucky for her she has that $30K a year tax payer paid plan! I wish her well though!
Hillary started it, then Sotomayor.....now Debbie!
Get Well Soon Congresswoman Schultz – you are doing an amazing job for the people of your district!
bet she has top of line access to health care over ordinary citizens. for a woman over 40, about 44, she shouldn't be playing softball anyway. best to write out a check to charity rather than play softball at her age.
Really , who cares ?