Due to elbow, Clinton won’t be going to Russia
Hillary Clinton, Salam Fayyad, July 1, 2009 Unfortunately, due to her broken elbow, Secretary Clinton won’t be traveling to Russia next week with President Obama. Last week she was unable to go to Greece and Italy as planned. Her late-July trip to India still seems to be in place, though. This fractured elbow must ...
Unfortunately, due to her broken elbow, Secretary Clinton won’t be traveling to Russia next week with President Obama. Last week she was unable to go to Greece and Italy as planned. Her late-July trip to India still seems to be in place, though.
This fractured elbow must be quite painful — and more serious than originally thought. On the day after Clinton’s fall, Assistant Secretary of State Philip Crowley told reporters, “[M]y impression is it was a fairly simple, straightforward fracture.”
On Tuesday, however, State Department spokesman Ian Kelly told reporters, “She had a very serious break in her elbow. … She’s energetic, she’s fully engaged, but we need to make sure that she heals and then can get back to a full schedule where she can come in every day.”
Since her June 17 fall, Clinton has worked from home a lot and has had six days with no public appointments on her schedule. Yesterday, though, was an exception. Shaking with her left hand, she met with Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, as seen above. Additionally, at yesterday’s swearing-in ceremony for U.S. ambassador to Ireland, Daniel Rooney (owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers), she joked, “I came off the injured reserve list in order to officiate at this ceremony.”
Please send healing thoughts in the direction of Clinton’s right elbow!
Photo: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images
Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009-2016 and was an assistant editor from 2007-2009. Twitter: @pjaroonFP
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