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Washington — Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat from Connecticut, fractured his femur Saturday during a parade celebrating the UConn Huskies’ NCAA men’s basketball title, he said.

Blumenthal said on Twitter that he suffered the injury after a fellow parade attendee tripped and fell on him.

“Routine surgery tomorrow just to make sure everything heals properly. I expect a full recovery!” he tweeted.

Blumenthal’s fellow senator from Connecticut, Chris Murphy, said on Twitter that after he fractured his leg, Blumenthal “dusted himself off and finished the parade. Most Dick Blumenthal thing ever.”

The UConn Huskies defeated San Diego State University Aztecs on Monday to win its fifth men’s basketball championship. The team’s victory parade took place in Hartford, Connecticut, and drew thousands of attendees.