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John Kerry's broken leg not expected to interfere with job as Secretary of State

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks about cyber security and Internet freedom, at Korea University in Seoul, South Korea, May 18, 2015. REUTERS1 / 2
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, in this March 18, 2015 file picture. Kerry is in a stable condition in a Geneva hospital after being injured in an accident while cycling near Scionzier, France, on Sunday, May 31, 2015 his spokesman said. REUTERS file photo2 / 2

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's broken leg is not expected to interfere with his duties, the top U.S. diplomat's orthopedic surgeon said in a statement on Tuesday.

"The procedure was uncomplicated, the fracture was fully repaired, and we plan to get him up walking on Wednesday," Kerry's surgeon, Dennis Burke, said in a statement released by the State Department. "I anticipate a short hospitalization, a full and complete recovery, and a return to normal function."

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