Ayanna Pressley cancels events after injuring her knee

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley.
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press)

Freshman Representative Ayanna Pressley will sit out the next couple of days after injuring her knee, according to a spokesperson.

Pressley tripped on some stairs at her home on Monday and received treatment for a knee injury, according to spokesperson Lina Francis. As a result, Francis said, Pressley canceled an unspecified number of events scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Francis said Pressley is “grateful to the doctors and nurses who provided her with high quality care.”

In a tweet on Tuesday, Pressley said she was dealing with an MCL injury and thanked those who sent well wishes.

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