Protection Secretary Hospitalized After Issues From Elective Process

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Protection Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III has been within the hospital since Monday, after problems from a current elective medical process, the Pentagon stated on Friday.

Maj. Gen. Patrick S. Ryder, the Pentagon press secretary, declined to elaborate on the supply of Mr. Austin’s medical points, citing affected person privateness. However in a press release on Friday, Common Ryder stated the protection secretary, who’s 70, is “recovering properly and is anticipating to renew his full duties immediately.”

Throughout Mr. Austin’s time within the hospital, Kathleen Hicks, the deputy protection secretary, “was ready to behave for and train the powers of the secretary, if required,” Common Ryder stated within the assertion.

Mr. Austin is at Walter Reed Nationwide Army Medical Middle in Bethesda, Md., Common Ryder stated.