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Republican Sen. Sharon Runner will undergo surgery Monday to mend a broken elbow.

The Lancaster Republican's office said the injury was sustained "during a friendly sports competition with family." She also fractured her tailbone in the the fall.

"I want to thank all those who have already sent their kind wishes and thoughts," Runner said in a statement. "While this will change my office schedule, I will continue to work from home to serve my constituents."

Runner's recent injury isn't her first health scare while serving in the Legislature. During her time in the state Assembly, she was diagnosed with a rare lung disease and told she needed a lung transplant. She said during her campaign for the Senate seat vacated by her husband George Runner's election to the state Board of Equalization that her treatment has been successful and she no longer needs a transplant.


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