The break is severe enough to require surgery:
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger broke his leg on Saturday while skiing with his family in Sun Valley, Idaho, the governor’s office said.
The 59-year-old former movie star broke the femur bone in his right leg and was taken to a local hospital for X-rays and later discharged, Adam Mendelsohn, the governor’s deputy chief of staff for communications, said in a statement.
“When the governor returns to Los Angeles from his scheduled Christmas trip, he will have surgery to repair his femur. No one else was involved in the skiing accident,” Mendelsohn’s statement said.
Schwarzenegger spokeswoman Julie Soderlund said she did not know how the governor hurt his leg. She said he was skiing at the time with family members who were not identified.
Schwarzenegger is in Idaho with his wife, Maria Shriver, and their four children, Soderlund said.
“The governor’s doing great, and he’s looking forward to spending the Christmas holiday with his family,” Soderlund said by telephone on Saturday night.
I wonder if he was on the ski trail named after him when he was hurt.