MCALLEN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A Texas representative is now on bed rest for four to six weeks after he fell 12 feet at his home, his press secretary announced Monday.
According to the press secretary, Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) suffered a fall last week while working at his home in McAllen. He had to be taken to a hospital by an emergency crew.READ MORE: Storms Cause Evacuation Of Texas Border Patrol Tent Facility
His press secretary said Gonzalez had fractured his lower back, which will have him on bed rest for the next four to six weeks.READ MORE: American Airlines Among 3 Biggest US Carriers Suspending Flights To Israel
Gonzalez is expected to make his own statement on what happened at a later date. Until then, he is continuing to work from his home.MORE NEWS: Discover DFW: Paddlesports On The Trinity River
Gonzalez has represented the 15th district of Texas, which stretches from San Antonio to McAllen, since 2017.