Chaffetz to miss 3-4 weeks for surgery

Rep. Chaffetz will miss three to four weeks of work due to foot surgery

  • Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who announced last week he would not seek re-election in 2018, said Wednesday he would miss three to four weeks of work due to foot surgery.
  • He made the announcement on Instagram, saying the surgery was to remove hardware that had been inserted into his foot after an accident 12 years ago.
  • “My recovery is expected to take three to four weeks,” the Utah Republican said.
  • “I’m sorry to miss the important work we are doing in Washington.
  • Although he announced he would not seek re-election, Chaffetz continues to serve and is the head of the House Oversight Committee.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who announced last week he would not seek re-election in 2018, said Wednesday he would miss three to four weeks of work due to foot surgery.

@CNNPolitics: Rep. Chaffetz will miss three to four weeks of work due to foot surgery

Washington (CNN)Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who announced last week he would not seek re-election in 2018, said Wednesday he would miss three to four weeks of work due to foot surgery.

He made the announcement on Instagram, saying the surgery was to remove hardware that had been inserted into his foot after an accident 12 years ago.

“My recovery is expected to take three to four weeks,” the Utah Republican said. “I’m sorry to miss the important work we are doing in Washington. This is not an opportune time to be away but medical emergencies are never convenient. I appreciate my constituents’ patience and understanding as I take time to recover.”

Almost 12 years ago, I shattered several bones in my foot which required 14 screws and a metal plate to repair. Yes, I wish I could say I was cliff diving in Mexico but the truth is I fell off a ladder while repairing something in my garage. The University of Utah doctors now recommend immediate surgery to remove all the hardware or I could be at risk for serious infection. My recovery is expected to take three to four weeks. I’m sorry to miss the important work we are doing in Washington. This is not an opportune time to be away but medical emergencies are never convenient. I appreciate my constituent’s patience and understanding as I take time to recover.

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Chaffetz to miss 3-4 weeks for surgery