John Kerry to have surgery Tuesday on broken leg

Jun 2, 2015 7:56 AM by Cheryl Wengren

WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to have surgery Tuesday morning on his broken leg at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

The State Department said in a statement late Monday night that prior to the surgery, Kerry will participate by telephone in an international gathering to combat the Islamic State in Paris.

Kerry suffered the injury in a bike accident Sunday, when he struck a curb and fell on a regular Tour de France route located southeast of Geneva. He returned to Boston Monday for the surgery.

Kerry had planned to travel to Madrid on Sunday for meetings with Spain's king and prime minister, and then spend two days in Paris for the meeting on the Islamic State.


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