Sarah Palin: Husband got collapsed lung in snowmobile crash

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Sarah Palin has given more details on the injuries her husband suffered in a snowmobile accident in Alaska, saying he remains hospitalized with a collapsed lung, fractured ribs, and a broken clavicle and shoulder blade.

The former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee said in a Facebook post late Monday that Todd Palin was in intensive care. She said he was going back into surgery to repair multiple fractures.

She described her 51-year-old husband as tough, saying that “once he’s cognizant, he’ll probably ask docs to duct tape him up and he’ll call it good.”

Todd Palin’s father, Jim, says the Sunday night crash happened about 70 miles north of the Palins’ hometown of Wasilla.

Sarah Palin thanked supporters for their prayers, saying she appreciates the respect for her family’s privacy.

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