Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri will undergo arthroscopic surgery in Buenos Aires on June 23 after spraining his knee while playing paddle tennis, the government said.
The injury and procedure won’t interfere with his duties, the presidential press office said in an e-mailed statement. Doctors will use local anesthetic to operate and Macri won’t need to hand over power temporarily, said a person familiar with the matter who asked not to be named because they’re not authorized to speak publicly. The injury occurred on Monday.
Since taking office in December, Macri has suffered from a series of ailments. He was told by doctors to skip several events in January after fracturing a rib while playing with his daughter. Earlier this month, he was hospitalized briefly for an irregular heartbeat.