Posted: 10:07 am PDT
Updated:10:26 am PDT
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Statement by the U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Regarding Secretary John Kerry’s Injury
Secretary Kerry broke his right femur in a bicycling accident this morning in Scionzier, France. Given the injury is near the site of his prior hip surgery, he will return to Boston today to seek treatment at Massachusetts General Hospital with his doctor who did the prior surgery. The Secretary is stable and never lost consciousness, his injury is not life-threatening, and he is expected to make a full recovery.
Secretary Kerry is in good spirits and is grateful to the French and Swiss authorities, doctors, and nurses who assisted him after the accident.
The Secretary very much regrets not being able to visit Spain to meet with one of our close allies for discussions on a range of issues, as well as being unable to attend the counter-ISIL coalition ministerial meeting on Tuesday in Paris in person. The Secretary plans to participate in the counter-ISIL coalition meeting remotely.
BREAKING: John Kerry breaks leg in bike crash outside of Geneva and calls off the rest of his four-nation trip: http://t.co/accide
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 31, 2015
Kerry to take an air ambulance back to the U.S. pic.twitter.com/411PvARzhu
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) May 31, 2015
— Slate (@Slate) May 31, 2015
John Kerry breaks leg after bike accident abroad – State Dept. says Sec. of State stable, didn’t lose consciousness: http://t.co/bMDgFj80mp
— World News Tonight (@WNTonight) May 31, 2015
Secretary @johnKerry broke his right femur in a bicycling accident this morning in Scionzier, France
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) May 31, 2015
John Kerry to cut overseas trip short after breaking leg in bike accident http://t.co/BDkyPsyxZk
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 31, 2015
Love or hate John Kerry, worth noting a) he is 71 and b) has biked the 111-mile Pan-Mass Challenge for 12 years straight. ht @mviser
— David Beard (@dabeard) May 31, 2015
@JohnKerry headed to Boston for treatment of broken leg. In good spirits, though disappointed, & grateful for local support/medical care.
— John Kirby (@statedeptspox) May 31, 2015
Sending best wishes for a speedy recovery!