U.N. leader Ban Ki-moon fell while playing football against diplomats and fractured his hand, U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky said Monday.
The sprightly 67-year-old U.N. secretary general will have his arm in a cast for six weeks, Nesirky told reporters.
Ban “has a minor fracture in his left hand from a tumble while playing in the U.N.-diplomats spring soccer tournament over the weekend,” Nesirky said, adding that Ban was “otherwise absolutely fine and in great spirits.”
The globe-trotting U.N. leader regularly finds time to jog and also takes part in U.N. sports events.
Ban went to see an orthopedic specialist on Saturday night after the fall in the tournament at the Bel Aire Farm estate in New York state.
He was back in the office on Monday morning.