Steve Scalise returns to ICU amid ‘new concerns for infection’

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 07: Rep. Steve Scalise (L) (R-LA) answers questions during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol January 7, 2015 in Washington, DC. Boehner discussed priorities of the new U.S. Congress, and the recent attack in Paris during his remarks. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has been readmitted to the Intensive Care Unit at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

The hospital said the Metairie congressman was moved back into ICU because of “new concerns for infection.”

His condition has been listed as serious.

The hospital said it will provide another update Thursday, July 6.

Scalise’s health had been steadily progressing after he was shot in the hip during practice for the annual Congressional Baseball game on June 14.

The bullet traveled toward his other hip, causing serious damage to bones, internal organs and blood vessels.

Five others were injured in the attack. The gunman, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson, was shot multiple times and later died.