Republican Sen. Cramer suffers 'serious' hand injury, may need amputation

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Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., suffered a “serious” hand injury and may need to undergo an amputation, his office announced Wednesday.

Cramer announced on Twitter that he suffered the injury while “working in the yard” this weekend, though he did not describe specifically what occurred. The injury is to his right hand, he said.

Cramer says he will remain in North Dakota for the time being to receive medical care.

“There is a high risk of infection and the possible need for amputation,” his office said in a statement.

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The injury occurred when Cramer attempted to move a large boulder near a rocky beach in his yard. His grandkids frequently play on the beach, and he spotted one rock that appeared unstable, he told Inforum.

He then attempted to move the boulder, but it rolled back on his hand, separating part of his pinky-finger and crushing

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