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US Secretary of State John Kerry Breaks Leg in Cycling Accident

United States Secretary of State John Kerry, reportedly broke his leg during a bike accident while riding in the Alps near Scionzier, France today.

The 71-year old, reportedly broke his right femur, after hitting a curb and falling.

Kerry was flown by medical helicopter from the scene of the accident to Geneva’s main public hospital, spokesman John Kirby said.

“He did not lose consciousness,” Kirby said, adding that paramedics and a doctor were on the scene with Kerry’s motorcade at the time of the accident.

Kerry was said to be in stable condition and in good spirits as he prepared to return to Boston for further treatment with the doctor who previously operated on his hip, U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby said. He said X-rays at a Swiss hospital confirmed that Kerry fractured his right femur.

“The secretary is stable and never lost consciousness, his injury is not life-threatening and he is expected to make a full recovery,” Kirby said in a statement.

Cycling rides have become a regular occurrence for Kerry, as he often takes his bike with him on diplomatic assignments. 

In March, the diplomat made headlines, when he stopped in at a local bike shop in Lausanne, Switzerland with his entourage, for a quick gear adjustment while out on a ride. 

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