After a fall from his roof in October that resulted in broken bones, blood clots and a missed campaign, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf says he is healing and “back to doing everything.”
Rumpf, R-Ocean, Burlington, Atlantic, said he still is somewhat “gimpy” and bothered by his leg injury, but noted that will take time to heal completely.
“It will take a full year for the leg to completely heal. I’m still attending physical therapy,” Rumpf said.
In October, while doing work on his Little Egg Harbor Township home, Rumpf fell off his roof and broke his femur in several places and cracked his ribs.
Just days after he was released from AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus, in Atlantic City for the broken bones, he was again hospitalized for treatment of a blood clot in the lung.
Although he continues to recover from his broken leg, Rumpf said the blood clots have dissipated.
“There won’t be any more going on the roof. I think I’ve learned my lesson,” he said.
Although Rumpf missed the final weeks of campaigning in October as a result of the fall, he said he did not miss any legislative sessions in December and January.
“I am back to doing everything I was doing before. It’s great to have the ability to participate. Going forward there is a lot of exciting things going on and I am happy to be a part of it,” he said.
He said he and his fellow Republican 9th District legislators, Sen. Chris Connors and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove, are spending a lot of time getting to know the new portions of the district.
Last year, as part of a legislative reapportionment, the 9th District boundaries were changed to include Galloway Township, Port Republic, Tabernacle, South Toms River and Seaside Park.
“We will be hosting a meet-your-legislators’ event later this month in Galloway. We’re going to be doing a lot more outreach in Galloway, Port Republic and Tabernacle,” Rumpf said.
Connors said Sunday he is glad to see Rumpf back out in the district with him.
“It’s great to see him in good health now. He’s moving around now and his mobility is really good. He’s limping but he’s been attending all the meetings,” Connors said.
“He’s very lucky, no question about that. That kind of a fall could have been much more serious,” he said.
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