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US Ambassador Breaks Finger Playing Basketball

The American ambassador to Russia broke his finger while playing basketball just two months after a similar incident.

Michael McFaul posted a picture Saturday on Twitter of a left hand, which was wrapped in a glove with a splint on the little finger.

The blue and swollen finger was braced in a bent position.

He tagged the photo with the words "physical therapy," but a question from a user prompted the ambassador to add "broken finger, playing basketball."

In November last year McFaul broke the same finger playing basketball and needed an operation as part of his recovery.

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