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UN chief injured in soccer fall

UN chief injured in soccer fall

UN chief injured in soccer fall

Updated 15 May 2012, 9:17 AEST

The United Nations leader Ban Ki-moon has fractured his hand after falling over during a football game against diplomats.

UN spokesman Martin Nesirky says the sprightly 67-year-old UN secretary general will have his arm in a cast for six weeks.

Mr Ban "has a minor fracture in his left hand from a tumble while playing in the UN-diplomats spring soccer tournament over the weekend," he said.

The UN secretary-general was "otherwise absolutely fine and in great spirits."

Mr Ban tumbled while playing in the UN-diplomats spring soccer tournament in New York state.

He was back in the office on Monday morning.