Doctors remove blood clot above Sen. McCain's eye

Doctors remove blood clot above Sen. McCain's eye

After a routine annual physical, the senator underwent a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye Friday at an Arizona hospital, his office said in a news release. "On the advice of his doctors, Senator McCain will be recovering in Arizona next week".

Two Republican senators - Rand Paul (Ky.) and Susan Collins (Maine) - have said they do not intend to vote yes to proceed to the bill.

Senate Republicans need 50 votes to clear a procedural hurdle. The absence of McCain would mean that a maximum of 49 votes would be available to vote "yes". Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can not lose any others for the legislation to survive a showdown vote expected next week. He is in good spirits and recovering comfortably at home with his family.

"The senator is resting comfortably at home and is in good condition", the statement read.

"Senator McCain received excellent treatment at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, and appreciates the tremendous professionalism and care by its doctors and staff".

Mayo Clinic Hospital doctors said Saturday that McCain underwent a "minimally invasive" procedure to remove the almost 2-inch (5-centimeter) clot, and that the surgery went "very well". "Tissue pathology reports are pending within the next several days". "Once the pathology information is available, further care will be discussed between doctors and the family", the clinic said.