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Imran Khan has 3 fractured vertebrae: doctor
AP
Lahore, May 08, 2013
First Published: 16:55 IST(8/5/2013)
Last Updated: 16:57 IST(8/5/2013)

A Pakistani doctor says leading politician Imran Khan is expected to make a full recovery despite his dramatic fall at a political rally on Tuesday.

Khan fractured three vertebrae and a rib when he fell about 6 meters (15 feet) off a forklift that was raising him and three guards to a rally stage in the eastern city of Lahore on Tuesday.

Dr. Faisal Sultan said on Wednesday that Khan will be kept on bed rest in the hospital for at least a few more days so doctors can conduct further examinations. Sultan refuted earlier reports that Khan also suffered skull fractures.

The injuries will largely knock Khan out of the final campaigning days ahead of May 11 national elections. His party Tehreek-e-Insaf is a leading challenger.


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