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Governor Schwarzenegger expected to leave hospital Saturday

Governor Schwarzenegger expected to leave hospital Saturday

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, recovering from surgery on a broken leg, spent much of his three days at a hospital working on his upcoming inaugural speech and budget proposal.
The governor was expected to be released Saturday, and recovery is expected to take about eight weeks, said spokeswoman Julie Soderlund.
"He's in good spirits," Soderlund said. "He's up on crutches and walking around."
Schwarzenegger, 59, fractured his right thigh bone last weekend while skiing in Sun Valley, Idaho. In a 90-minute operation Tuesday, doctors at St. John's Health Center used screws and cables to link the broken fragments of the bone.
The Republican governor said in a statement Thursday that he was looking forward to his inauguration next month "even if it means I have to walk into my swearing-in ceremony on crutches."
A statement earlier this week said Schwarzenegger would stay in the hospital for observation for three days.
It was the governor's third medical problem in less than a year.
In January, Schwarzenegger needed 15 stitches to repair a cut lip after his motorcycle collided with a car near his Los Angeles home. Last December, he spent several hours at a hospital with a rapid heartbeat after coming down with stomach flu.


Updated : 2020-12-04 01:23 GMT+08:00