UNITED NATIONS, July 15 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has returned home after a successful operation to repair a sporting injury to his left shoulder.
A spokeswoman for the secretary-general, Marie Okabe, said Friday the surgery took place in a New York area hospital in the morning and he returned to his official residence on the East Side of Manhattan in the afternoon where he was expected to spend the weekend. He was also expected to work out of his home for an unspecified amount of time.
Annan injured the rotator cuff of his left shoulder while cross-country skiing last winter, Okabe said.
After plans for the surgery were announced earlier in the week Annan was asked by reporters whether the injury occurred while skiing or if it was from "the weight of the world on you" and he replied with a smile, "Both."