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Kansas senator suffers ankle injury on Arizona mountain

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Posted at 11:24 AM, May 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-30 14:24:03-04

PHOENIX (AP) - Sen. Jerry Moran's office says the 65-year-old senator Kansas Republican suffered an ankle injury suffered an ankle injury while hiking on a mountain in Phoenix.

Moran spokeswoman Morgan Said (sy-EED') said Moran injured his ankle Thursday morning while doing a workout on Camelback Mountain, a popular hiking spot.

The Phoenix Fire Department said in a statement that a 65-year-old man not identified by name couldn't walk due to an injury so firefighters used a wheeled litter to transport him off the mountain.

The department said the man was transported to a hospital for further evaluation.

Said said Morgan was in the Phoenix area for meetings with law enforcement officials and had to cancel them. She said he plans to return to Kansas on Friday for scheduled meetings and events.