A Republican presidential candidate was hospitalized Tuesday night in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum (R) was injured while playing a pickup basketball game with his staff, Fox News reports.
The dark horse candidate’s attendance at Wednesday night’s first Republican presidential debate at 9 p.m. ET on Fox News Channel is now in question.
The Burgum campaign told Fox it was “unclear if he will be able to stand at the debate.”
After suffering a leg injury, his campaign said he was discharged Wednesday.
Burgum qualified for the debate stage by getting three percent of support in the Fox Iowa poll, but has remained relatively low-key in other polls.
Former President Trump will skip the debate, opting for a one-on-one with former Fox host Tucker Carlson, which will be posted on X around 9 p.m. EST.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Vivek Ramaswamy will be center stage at the debate as the candidates, all polling below 20 percent, will have a chance to show voters why they are a better choice than the clear frontrunner Trump.
“Wishing Doug Burgum well. Looking forward to seeing him on stage tonight,” Ramaswamy posted on X.
This is a developing story.