Utah AG undergoes 11th leg surgery

Utah AG undergoes 11th leg surgery

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff has undergone an 11th surgery to repair his left leg, which was shattered in a motorcycle crash last year.

Shurtleff was injured while practicing for a charity motorcycle ride.

Since the accident, he has had numerous complications with his leg, including two staph infections, and doctors considered amputating it following his fifth surgery.

Shurtleff underwent surgery Tuesday at University Hospital to remove a device that had been holding his leg in place so his broken bones could properly heal.

Shurtleff says he's feeling great and that he's hopeful this will be his last surgery.


Information from: Deseret News

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

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