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Arne Duncan Limited by Recent Sports Injury

Where in the world has Secretary of Education Arne Duncan been lately? Turns out he's been struggling with severe back pain which started from a sports injury, my colleague Michele McNeil reported today over on the Politics K-12 blog.

McNeil spoke to Justin Hamilton, spokesman for the Dept. of Ed., and learned that Duncan's injury was further aggravated by heavy cross-country travel.

This isn't the first time Duncan's suffered a sports injury during his tenure as Secretary of Education, either. Late last year, Duncan broke his nose during a basketball game, according to Politico. And the broken nose wasn't President Barack Obama's fault, Duncan joked during a speech at a State Educational Technology Directors Association event. (Remember, Pres. Obama required 12 stitches in his lip after being elbowed during a basketball game in late November 2010.)

Just goes to show you that even the top leaders in education aren't immune to a few sports-related bumps and bruises.

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