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Hillary Clinton to have surgery on broken elbow

June 19, 2009

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— Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton expects to have surgery soon to repair a broken elbow she suffered in a fall in the State Department garage.

State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley told reporters that no date for the surgery has been set, but that it likely would be scheduled “in the coming week.”

He said Clinton was working from home Thursday and had made no decision about whether to go ahead with planned overseas travel, including a scheduled trip next week to Italy and Greece. Clinton canceled her public appointments, including an appearance with actress Angelina Jolie on Thursday morning at a Washington event marking World Refugee Day.

Crowley said Clinton was walking toward her official vehicle in the State Department’s basement garage when she fell about 5 p.m. Wednesday.

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