ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson is back at his Georgia home recovering this weekend after suffering a fall last week.
The 74-year-old Republican senator was admitted to George Washington University Hospital after falling in his D.C. apartment and fracturing four ribs on July 16. He was released from the hospital last weekend and spent the week at WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta for inpatient rehabilitation.
His office released a statement Friday, which said he is making good progress in his recovery and will continue his physical rehabilitation with WellStar on an outpatient basis.
“I am doing much better thanks to the excellent medical care and rehabilitation services I have received,” Isakson said in the statement. “I’m looking forward to sleeping in my own bed and will remain focused on making a full recovery so I can get back to work. All of the thoughtful messages of support have kept my spirits high, and I thank everyone who has lifted me up during this time.”
Sen. Isakson plans to stay in Georgia through the end of next week and return to Washington after the August state work period.
In 2015, Isakson disclosed that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Due to the symptoms of the disease, it may take longer for him to recover from his injuries.
In February 2017, he underwent a planned back surgery at Emory St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta to address spinal deterioration. He returned to Washington shortly after completing physical therapy.
Isakson has served as senator for more than 14 years.