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Doctors Complete Surgery On Secretary Kerry For Broken Leg

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors completed surgery Tuesday on Secretary of State John Kerry's broken leg at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

State Department spokesman John Kirby said Kerry was in good condition and was resting after doctors set his leg. No other information was immediately available.

Before the surgery, Kerry was to have participated by telephone in an international gathering in Paris to discuss how to combat the Islamic States.

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.

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The ambulance carrying Secretary of State John Kerry arrived at MGH late Monday night. (WBZ-TV)

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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