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UPDATE: Kerry to fly home on specially equipped plane after breaking leg

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GENEVA (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry will be flying back to the United States later today aboard a plane with special medical equipment, after breaking his leg in a bicycle crash near Geneva.

A State Department spokesman says doctors recommended the special flight to ensure that Kerry "remains comfortable and stable." He'll be treated at Massachusetts General Hospital by the doctor who previously operated on Kerry's hip.

Kerry was taken by helicopter to Geneva's main medical center after apparently hitting a curb with his bike on the French side of the Swiss border. X-rays showed that he fractured his right femur.

The accident has forced Kerry to scrap the rest of a four-nation trip that included an international conference on combating the Islamic State group. The State Department says Kerry will participate in the Paris conference remotely.

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