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John Kerry Breaks Femur In Bicycle Accident

Secretary of State John Kerry broke his right femur in a cycling accident in Scionzier, France Sunday morning and will be flown back to Boston for surgery.
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Our best to Sec. Kerry and that he makes a full recovery. He's lucky it wasn't worse. As Sanjay Gupta explained in the clip above, you can bleed to death very quickly from a broken femur if you rupture that artery as well.

John Kerry in Geneva hospital after bike accident in nearby France:

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry broke his right femur in a cycling accident in Scionzier, France, on Sunday morning, State Department spokesman John Kirby said.

The injury is near the site of a previous hip surgery, so Kerry will return to Boston on Sunday for treatment at Massachusetts General Hospital with his doctor who did the prior surgery, the spokesman said in a statement.

Kerry regrets that he won't be able to visit Spain as planned, and he also won't be able to attend the Paris counter-ISIL coalition ministerial meeting on Tuesday. He will participate in the Paris meeting remotely, Kirby said. [...]

The secretary is stable, his injury is not life-threatening and he should make a full recovery, Kirby said.

"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 spokesman said. Read on...


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