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GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has broken his leg in bike crash near Geneva and has called off the rest of a four-nation trip.
Kerry now plans to return to the United States on Sunday after X-rays at a Swiss hospital confirmed that he fractured his right femur.
He will receive further treatment in Boston.
Policemen secure the entrance of the Geneva University Hospital (HUG) on May 31, 2015 in Geneva, where US Secretary of State John Kerry has been hospitalized after breaking his leg. Kerry broke his leg in a cycling accident in France on Sunday, his spokesman said, adding that he was in “stable condition” and will return to the United States for treatment. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)
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.
US Secretary of State John Kerry waves on his arrival to attend the inauguration of Nigeria’s new President at the Eagles Square in Abuja, on May 29, 2015. Mohammadu Buhari, 72, defeated Jonathan in March 28 elections — the first time in Nigeria’s history that an opposition candidate had beaten a sitting president. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)