Merkel Breaks Pelvis in 'Low-Speed' Ski Mishap

Has canceled visits, will rest for 3 weeks
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 6, 2014 6:55 AM CST
In this Aug. 14, 2013 file picture German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a cabinet meeting in Berlin.   (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
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(Newser) – Angela Merkel's posterior is making headlines this morning after she suffered "severe bruising linked with a partial fracture on the left, rear part of the pelvis" after a "low speed" cross-country skiing accident while on holiday in Switzerland, a spokesman said, per the BBC and the AP. The German chancellor is now largely on bed rest and out of commission for three weeks and has cancelled several visits, including a trip to Poland this week. She will, however, run a Cabinet meeting as scheduled on Wednesday—with the help of crutches. (Read more Angela Merkel stories.)

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