Clinton expected to make full recovery without lasting damage to her arm

June 20th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI  

Chelsea Washington, June 20 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who underwent two hours of surgery on her broken right elbow, is expected to make a full recovery “without lasting damage to her arm”.

A statement released by the State Department says Clinton went under the knife yesterday morning at George Washington University Hospital.

Clinton slipped in the State Department garage on Wednesday and fractured her elbow on her way to a meeting at the White House, the Daily News reported.

She was expected to make a full recovery “without lasting damage to her arm,” said Clinton’s chief of staff, Cheryl Mills.

State Department spokesman Ian Kelly said the surgery was performed under general anesthesia, and noted Clinton’s arm is in a cast and will be “for a while.”

Clinton, was expected to rest this weekend at home, where her husband and daughter joined her on Wednesday night.

“She, President Clinton and Chelsea are grateful for the many prayers and messages of goodwill they have received these past few days,” Mills said. (ANI)

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