The 75-year-old Nevada lawmaker spoke Thursday at his first news conference since his injury.
He says he’s looking forward to surgery next week to reconstruct bones around his right eye and to drain blood.
Reid injured the eye and broke ribs on New Year’s Day when a piece of exercise equipment he was using broke — and sent him crashing into cabinets at his new home in Nevada.
Reid has a bandage across the right eye and a dark bruise around his jaw.
Despite the setback, he says his re-election campaign is off and running, with operations set up in the state.