Governor Doug Burgum was injured while playing basketball and may not be able to attend the first GOP debate
US Republican presidential candidate and North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum speaks during a side conversation with Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds (not pictured), at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, August 11, 2023.
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North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum was injured while playing basketball and may not be able to attend the first GOP presidential debate Wednesday night.
A source from Burgum’s campaign confirmed to NBC News that Burgum, 67, injured his leg during a pickup basketball game with his staff on Tuesday.
He was taken to an emergency room in Milwaukee and released from the hospital the same day, the source told NBC, confirming previous CNN reports.
The source said it was “unclear if he’ll be able to stand” in the two-hour debate, which is scheduled to air on Fox News starting at 9 p.m. EST Wednesday night.
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