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Kerry breaks leg in bicycle crash outside Geneva; calls off rest of 4-nation diplomatic trip

  • A TV team is waiting in front of Geneva's General Hospital in Geneva, Switzerland, Sunday, May 31, 2015. U.S.  Secretary of State John Kerry broke his leg in bike crash outside of Geneva on Sunday and called off the rest of a four-nation diplomatic trip that was to include stops in the Spanish and French capitals.  Kerry was returning to the United States after X-rays at the Swiss hospital confirmed a fracture of his right femur.  (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)

    A TV team is waiting in front of Geneva's General Hospital in Geneva, Switzerland, Sunday, May 31, 2015. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry broke his leg in bike crash outside of Geneva on Sunday and called off the rest of a four-nation diplomatic trip that was to include stops in the Spanish and French capitals. Kerry was returning to the United States after X-rays at the Swiss hospital confirmed a fracture of his right femur. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this March 16, 2015 file picture  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, rides a bike after a bilateral meeting with the  Iranian Foreign Minister  in Lausanne, Switzerland.  Kerry is in stable condition in a Swiss hospital after suffering a leg injury in a bike crash outside Geneva  Switzerland  on Sunday, May 31, 2015. (Jean-Christophe Bott,Keystone via AP, file)

    FILE - In this March 16, 2015 file picture U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, rides a bike after a bilateral meeting with the Iranian Foreign Minister in Lausanne, Switzerland. Kerry is in stable condition in a Swiss hospital after suffering a leg injury in a bike crash outside Geneva Switzerland on Sunday, May 31, 2015. (Jean-Christophe Bott,Keystone via AP, file)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this March 16, 2015 file picture,  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, rides a bike after a bilateral meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister  in Lausanne, Switzerland.   Kerry is in stable condition in a Swiss hospital after suffering a leg injury in a bike crash on Sunday, May 31, 2015. (Jean-Christophe Bott, Keystone via AP, file)

    FILE - In this March 16, 2015 file picture, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, rides a bike after a bilateral meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister in Lausanne, Switzerland. Kerry is in stable condition in a Swiss hospital after suffering a leg injury in a bike crash on Sunday, May 31, 2015. (Jean-Christophe Bott, Keystone via AP, file)  (The Associated Press)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has delayed his trip back to the United States to stay in a Swiss hospital overnight after breaking his leg in a bicycle crash Sunday.

That from State Department spokesman John Kirby, who said after further consultation that it was sensible for him to remain in the hospital for observation overnight for precautionary reasons.

Kerry had to scrap the rest of a four-nation trip that included an international conference on combating the Islamic State group.