Sunday, 20 May 2012

Ban Ki-moon suffers fracture in football fall

United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has fractured his hand after falling while playing football against other diplomats.
UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said the 67-year-old was expected to have his arm in plaster for the next six weeks.
He said Mr Ban "has a minor fracture in his left hand from a tumble while playing in the UN diplomats spring soccer tournament over the weekend".
He added that the UN leader was "otherwise absolutely fine and in great spirits".
The UN leader apologised for his appearance when he met Panama's foreign minister Roberto Henriquez in his only public appointment on Monday.
He joked that the fracture would not stop him writing or shaking hands.
The globe-trotting UN leader regularly takes part in UN diplomatic sports events.
Mr Ban went to see an orthopaedic specialist on Saturday night after the fall in the tournament at the Bel Aire Farm estate in New York state.

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