June 18th, 2009
04:04 PM ET
14 years ago

Hillary Clinton nursing fractured elbow

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WASHINGTON (CNN) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was working from home Thursday after fracturing her right elbow the day before during a fall, State Department officials said.

Clinton fell Wednesday afternoon at the State Department on her way to the White House and was taken to George Washington University Hospital. She was treated and released. She will have surgery to repair her elbow in coming weeks.

Clinton was with Richard Holbrooke, President Obama's special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, when she fell.

"Secretary Clinton appreciates the professionalism and kindness she received from the medical team who treated her this evening and looks forward to resuming her full schedule soon," said department spokeswoman Cheryl Mills.

Philip Crowley, an assistant secretary of state, said President Obama was one of the first people to call Clinton Wednesday night.

Clinton was at home "resting comfortably, or uncomfortably. She is working from home. She is already taking some calls, and I'm sure starting to learn the limits of movement - how well you can text with one arm in a sling," Crowley said.

–CNN's Paul Courson contributed to this report.

Updated: 4:04 p.m.

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soundoff (103 Responses)
  1. Jasmine in Germany

    Get well soon. A fractured elbow is nasty, but it could have been worse. Let's all be thankful.

    June 18, 2009 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  2. joey from san diego

    Hillary Clinton did something to deserve that break.

    June 18, 2009 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  3. Zero.

    The Shirrif of Fractured Elbow?

    June 18, 2009 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
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