Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland’s weekend hike through Shenandoah National Park did not go quite as planned. The department issued a statement late Monday confirming that Haaland suffered a break to her left fibula during a Sunday hike through the park near Washington, D.C. She was assisted by park staff and the U.S. Park Police and treated at nearby Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. She returned to work “virtually” Monday afternoon, according to a news release.
An avid outdoors person and runner, she frequently posts of hikes through public lands during her trips as secretary. She also ran the Boston Marathon last year.
Haaland is an enrolled member of the Laguna Pueblo and a former US Congresswoman from New Mexico.