December 21, 2014
CFK arrives in Santa Marta with a sprained ankle
Reporters and even Pope Francis were stunned today when they noted Argentina President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner arrived in Santa Marta residence in the Vatican with a boot in her left leg due to a sprained ankle.
“I sprained my ankle last night at the hotel,” Cristina told reporters as she walked towards the Pontiff who was waiting for her.
According to a communiqué released by the Presidential Medical Unit, and signed by Doctor Marcelo Ballesteros, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner suffered last night a sprain in her left ankle while walking inside the hotel room she is staying at while her visit to Rome.
The statement added the president underwent “a nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (NMRI) at the Umberto I university hospital in Rome, which confirmed the left ankle sprain.”
The head of state and the Pope were holding their third meeting since the Argentine was elected pontiff on March 13, 2013.