Senator injured in skiing accident |

Senator injured in skiing accident

ANCHORAGE, Alaska ” U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has suffered a serious knee injury while skiing and an aide says she is using a wheelchair.

The Alaska Republican tumbled as much as 400 feet at the Alyeska Ski Resort south of Anchorage.

A spokesman said Tuesday that Murkowski believes she tore two ligaments in her knee.

Spokesman Mike Brumas says Murkowski also is bruised and a little battered and is using a wheelchair.

He said the senator is an expert skier but she “lost her traction” while skiing Sunday on Alaska’s Mount Alyeska.

Brumas said Murkowski had flown back to Washington and was getting an MRI exam Tuesday.

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