Hillary Clinton released from the hospital

Laura E. Davis
The Ticket
(Joshua Lott/Reuters)

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has been released from a New York hospital after being treated for a blood clot, the State Department announced on Wednesday.

"Her medical team advised her that she is making good progress on all fronts, and they are confident she will make a full recovery," State Department spokesman Philippe Reines said in a statement. A date has not been set for her to return to work.

Clinton was admitted to the hospital on Sunday for treatment of a blood clot related to a concussion she suffered after fainting in December. Her doctors said the clot was located "in the space between the brain and the skull behind the right ear," and she was treated with blood thinners.

Clinton is expected to step down as secretary of state this month. President Barack Obama has named Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry to succeed her.