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.
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