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Shurtleff says leg pain subsiding; doctors await staph tests

   |  Posted Jun 22nd, 2008 @ 4:20pm


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The pain felt like a hot poker was sticking Utah's attorney general in his left leg.

But Mark Shurtleff said he was doing better on Sunday after surgery to deal with a severe infection that developed in a broken leg held together by plates and screws.

It's the latest complication from a dump Shurtleff took last fall on a motorcycle.

Shurtleff was at University Hospital with an IV antibiotic drip. He spoke of his condition Sunday by e-mail through a spokesman.

Shurtleff says it will be Monday before doctors can determine if the infection is an antibiotic-resistant form of staph.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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