Mayor Menino ‘Resting Comfortably’ After Leg Surgery

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino underwent leg surgery on Saturday, April 13, 2013.

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is recovering after undergoing surgery on Saturday to repair a leg fracture.

The injury occurred Friday while Menino was visiting a school in Dorchester. The mayor twisted his ankle and fractured his distal fibula—the smaller of two bones in his lower right leg, 7 News Boston reported.

Menino underwent surgery Saturday morning at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The surgery involved the placement of a plate and screws to fix the broken bone, 7 News reported.

The mayor sent out an update on his Twitter account on Monday at around noon, writing: “Thanks to all for well wishes. Surgery to repair fracture of distal fibula went well & without complication. Mayor is resting comfortably.”

Menino will be wearing a walking boot and will require the use of crutches for a few months, 7 News reported.

There was no official word on when the mayor will be released from the hospital.

South End Patch