He continued, “In all seriousness, in an outing with my 16-year-old son, and in an effort to compete with him, it ended in his favor.”

Rogers’s spokeswoman, Kelsey Knight, was unsure what activity led to her boss’s injury.

The Intelligence Committee chairman, a 49-year-old former FBI agent, is sporting a cast as the hairline fractures heal.

Rogers says following a few more visits to the doctor this week he expects “to be back to my normal schedule shortly.”

This item was updated at 4:50 p.m.

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