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Sen. McCain treated in Walter Reed for torn achilles tendon

WASHINGTON – Sen. John McCain’s office says he suffered a small tear in his achilles tendon and was treated at the weekend at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

A statement from his office says the 81-year-old Arizona Republican was also treated for “other normal and non-life-threatening side effects of cancer treatment.” McCain is in his sixth Senate term and has brain cancer.

McCain was limping badly in the previous week. The statement says that he is back to work and will be wearing a walking boot to his injured tendon is fully healed.

McCain underwent surgery in July to remove a 2 inch (51 mm) blood clot in his brain after being diagnosed with an aggressive tumour called a glioblastoma. It is the same type of tumor that killed Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy at 77 in 2009.

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