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.

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

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