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: Backyard Gathering Turns Bloody, Disgruntled Guest Killed By Bricks After Shooting Others
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: Denied Small Business Owners Frustrated As $27B In COVID-19 Relief Remains Unused
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: Did You See It? Nearly 150 Reports Of 'Fireball' Skirting Across Texas Sky
Gonzalez has represented the 15th district of Texas, which stretches from San Antonio to McAllen, since 2017.