Kerry grounded after bike accident, but how long?

A helicopter takes off at the General Hospital in Geneva, Switzerland, Sunday, May 31 2015. Secretary of State John Kerry broke his leg in bike crash outside of Geneva on Sunday and called off the rest of a four-nation diplomatic trip. X-rays at the Swiss hospital confirmed a fracture of his right femur. Security measures were relieved after the departure of the helicopter but officials did not confirm that Kerry was on board. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
A helicopter takes off at the General Hospital in Geneva, Switzerland, Sunday, May 31 2015. Secretary of State John Kerry broke his leg in bike crash outside of Geneva on Sunday and called off the rest of a four-nation diplomatic trip. X-rays at the Swiss hospital confirmed a fracture of his right femur. Security measures were relieved after the departure of the helicopter but officials did not confirm that Kerry was on board. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says Secretary of State John Kerry’s orthopedic surgeon is flying to Geneva to accompany Kerry back to the U.S. for treatment of his broken leg.

FILE - In this March 16, 2015 file picture  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, rides a bike after a bilateral meeting with the  Iranian Foreign Minister  in Lausanne, Switzerland.  Kerry is in stable condition in a Swiss hospital after suffering a leg injury in a bike crash outside Geneva  Switzerland  on Sunday, May 31, 2015. (Jean-Christophe Bott,Keystone via AP, file)
FILE – In this March 16, 2015 file picture U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, rides a bike after a bilateral meeting with the Iranian Foreign Minister in Lausanne, Switzerland. Kerry is in stable condition in a Swiss hospital after suffering a leg injury in a bike crash outside Geneva Switzerland on Sunday, May 31, 2015. (Jean-Christophe Bott,Keystone via AP, file)

Spokesman John Kirby said Monday that Dr. Dennis Burke will accompany Kerry on his flight to Boston so he can monitor Kerry’s condition and “ensure he remains comfortable.”

Kerry, 71, fractured his right femur Sunday when he struck a curb with his bicycle and fell on a regular Tour de France route southeast of Geneva. He has been receiving treatment at Geneva’s main medical center, HUG.

 

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