Shurtleff says surgery on leg went well

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(KSL News) Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff says the latest surgery on the leg he injured almost a year ago in a motorcycle accident went well.

Shurtleff was released from the hospital Saturday and is recovering at home. Friday he underwent a seventh, and possibly last, attempt to repair the leg that was shattered.

Shurtleff posted a note on his office Web site, thanking the doctors who performed the operation. Shurtleff says the breaks were cleaned out, realigned and then immobilized in the surgery.

Shurtleff says rings and wires have his leg so secure that the bones won't even move when he starts walking on crutches again.

Full recovery is expected to take at least six months.

He says he is very thankful for the outpouring of support he has received.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report. Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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