Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fell down on her way to the White House late Wednesday afternoon, fracturing her right elbow, her Counselor and Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills said in a statement issued shortly before midnight.
Clinton was treated at The George Washington University Hospital before going home.
She will undergo surgery to repair the damage next week, the statement said.
"Secretary Clinton appreciates the professionalism and kindness she received from the medical team who treated her this evening and looks forward to resuming her full schedule soon," Mills said.
Clinton has cleared her schedule for Thursday, presumably due to her injury.
She had been expected to deliver remarks in honor of World Refugee Day at National Geographic in Washington, DC. Clinton was also to swear in Elizabeth Bagley as Special representative on Global Partnership Initiative.
Later in the day she was scheduled to deliver remarks at the Annual Awards Ceremony for the American Foreign Service Association, the union which represents US diplomats.