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Us secretary of state John Kerry hospitalised after bike crash

Published 31/05/2015 | 12:07

United States Secretary of State John Kerry rides his bicycle along the shore of Lake Geneva after holding meetings with Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif over Iran's nuclear program in Lausanne, Switzerland REUTERS/Brian Snyder/Files
United States Secretary of State John Kerry rides his bicycle along the shore of Lake Geneva after holding meetings with Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif over Iran's nuclear program in Lausanne, Switzerland REUTERS/Brian Snyder/Files

US secretary of state John Kerry has broken his leg in a bike crash near Geneva and has called off the rest of a four-nation trip.

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Kerry now plans to return to the United States today after X-rays at a Swiss hospital confirmed that he fractured his right femur.

He will receive further treatment in Boston.

State Department spokeswoman John Kirby says Kerry will be treated by the same doctor who performed a prior hip surgery.

Kirby says Kerry is stable, never lost consciousness and that his injury is not life-threatening.

He says Kerry should make a full recovery and is in good spirits.

Ending the trip means Kerry is skipping meetings with Spanish leaders and a conference in Paris on fighting the Islamic State group.

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