U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has broken his right leg in an accident while cycling a portion of the Tour de France route near Scionzier, France, on Sunday.
He broke his femur but the injury is not life-threatening and he is expected to make a full recovery, spokesman John Kirby said. He was taken to Geneva’s main hospital and was in a stable condition.
He has returned to the United States after cancelling visits to Madrid and Paris due to the accident.
Kerry, 71, is still an avid sportsman and often takes his own bike on official trips abroad. The accident came the day after he met his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in Geneva to try to overcome obstacles in negotiations on curbing Tehran’s nuclear program.