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Updated: Source says Gov. Burgum suffered a torn Achilles tendon in Milwaukee

Burgum Campaign

North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum was taken to a Milwaukee emergency room Tuesday after suffering an injury while playing a game of pick-up basketball with his staff.

Burgum's campaign manager confirms this, as does his Bismarck spokesperson. And a source said Burgum suffered a torn Achilles tendon — and may have to be on crutches.

Burgum was released from the hospital last night.

A Burgum campaign staffer said it’s not yet clear whether Burgum will be able to stand for the first GOP primary debate, scheduled tonight, putting his attendance now in question.

Burgum is one of the eight candidates in the debate lineup. All candidates are scheduled to visit the event site on Wednesday afternoon for a walk-through, and it’s unclear whether the North Dakota governor will participate.

Updated 11:50 am

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