Secretary of State John Kerry emerged from the Massachusetts Basic Hospital now walking on crutches, remarking that it was fantastic to lastly get outdoors in the summertime.
He’d been there for over a week recovering from surgery to set a femur that he broke in a cycling accident outside Geneva on Might 31.
He thanked his medical workers in Switzerland and in Boston for their efforts and even thanked his fellow foreign ministers for their properly wishes.
“I’ll inform you … when you’re feeling a small down, that is good,” Kerry stated.
Kerry mentioned he’ll be back in Washington subsequent week immediately after spending the weekend with his wife at his Boston house, not far from the hospital.
Kerry mentioned his hospital stay has not stopped him from working and won’t protect against him from travelling to Vienna to try to finalize a nuclear deal with Iranian negotiators.
“I will be definitely, totally and totally engaged in those talks,” Kerry said. “I am now. I haven’t missed a tick.”
Kerry stated he would travel to Vienna in the coming days to push the talks forward.
Kerry’s lengthy-time orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Dennis Burke, released a statement this afternoon saying Kerry is “ambulating independently on crutches and operating difficult with physical therapy toward a full recovery, which we anticipate will happen in a number of months’ time.”
“I’ll be on these sticks for a small although,” Kerry said, referring to his crutches.