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Harry Reid Back at Work After Exercising Accident

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is back at work Tuesday for the first day since a New Years Day accident while exercising in his home.

Reid is working but will miss the State of the Union address, a spokesman told NBC News.

His office released this photo of the Democratic leader working in his office.

Reid was injured and briefly hospitalized earlier this month after a resistance band he was using while exercising snapped, hit him and caused him to fall. Reid broke several ribs and bones in his face and was discharged from the University Medical Center in Las Vegas the next day.

In a radio interview on January 9th, Reid said that doctors are unsure if he will regain sight in his right eye after the accident.

"Well they're very hopeful," Reid said of doctor's assessment of his eyesight returning, "You know, this isn't anything that is a slam dunk, I had a serious injury in my eye, there's blood accumulation there and we're hoping that resolves itself."

Reid, who has missed the first two weeks of the 114th Congress as well as the Senate Democratic retreat last week, also said the injury will not affect his run for re-election in 2016.

- NBC's Frank Thorp