After spending a week and a half recovering from surgery to reset his broken femur, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will be released from Massachusetts General Hospital nowadays.
Kerry will head to his Boston house just a handful of minutes from the hospital when he is released this afternoon, according to a senior State Division official.
Kerry, 71, broke his leg cycling near the French Alps May perhaps 31. He was flown back to Boston on a military C-17 cargo plane exactly where his surgery was performed by Dr. Dennis Burke, the similar orthopedic surgeon who performed Kerry’s hip replacement quite a few years ago. Burke released a statement final week saying the surgery went nicely.
A senior State Department official Wednesday pushed back on critics who query the secretary’s ability to travel overseas and participate personally in the final stages of the Iran nuclear negotiations.
“I can assure you and he will assure you that when he wants to be in the space,” the official said, “he will be there.”