Crooked politician. Sorry for the redundancy. Senate minority leader Harry Reid, senior senator from Nevada, Mafia associate (like John McCain), said that he got these injuries broken facial bones, plus broken ribs...when his rubber exercise band broke. Wikipedia tells the official story with a straight face: "On January 1, 2015, Reid injured himself while exercising in his home. A piece of equipment he was using broke causing him to fall. As a result, Reid suffered broken ribs, broken facial bones and was at risk of permanent vision loss in his right eye.On January 26, 2015 Reid underwent surgery to remove a blood clot from his right eye and repair facial bones" Senator Reid formally announced in March 2015 that he will retire at the end of his current term on January 3, 2017, citing the fact that his recent injuries and his recovery had nothing to do with his decision. I've used rubber exercise bands for years, but so far I've been lucky and they haven't attacked me with brass knuckles.