Schwarzenegger Breaks Leg Skiing
Arnold Schwarzenegger broke his leg in a skiing accident yesterday.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger broke his leg while skiing with his family Saturday morning in Sun Valley, Idaho, a spokesman said.
Schwarzenegger, 59, was taken to a hospital for X-rays and was discharged with a fracture to his right femur, said Adam Mendelsohn, the governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications. He will have surgery to repair the bone when he returns to Los Angeles, Mendelsohn said. The governor remained at his Sun Valley home Saturday night and still planned to spend Christmas there. No one else was involved in the accident, Mendelsohn said.
The fracture was the third medical problem the governor suffered in a year. He spent several hours at a University of California, Davis, hospital last December with a rapid heartbeat after coming down with a stomach flu. In January, Schwarzenegger needed 15 stitches to repair his cut lip after colliding with a car while riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle in Los Angeles.
Leaving aside the stomach flu, it is rather odd for a governor to suffer two serious injuries in less than a year. Perhaps one should eschew daredevil activities while holding certain offices like, say, NFL quarterback or chief executive.