Todd Palin in intensive care after snowmobile accident, wife says

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Todd Palin Suffers Broken Clavicle, Collapse Lung, Knee and Leg Injuries

(Reuters) -- Former U.S. vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin on Tuesday said her husband is still in the intensive care unit of an Alaska hospital with multiple injuries, including broken bones and a collapsed lung, two days after a serious snowmobile accident.

Todd Palin, 51, suffered multiple broken ribs, a broken shoulder blade and clavicle, as well as knee and leg injuries. He was back in surgery to repair several fractures, Sarah Palin said in a statement on social media on Tuesday.

"Knowing Todd, once he's cognizant, he'll probably ask docs to duct tape him up and he'll call it good," she said. "He's tough."

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UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 03: Members of vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's family (l-r), Track, vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin and infant Trig, Bristol, son-in-law to be, Levi Johnston, Willow, Piper, stand on stage following Mom's speech to the Republican National Convention at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, Wednesday, September 3, 2008. (Photo By Douglas Graham/Roll Call/Getty Images)
Sarah Palin with husband Todd and daughter Piper attends the TIME 100 gala celebrating the 100 most influential people, at the Time Warner Center, Tuesday, May 4, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 16: Barbara Walters (R) stands with former U.S. Vice Presidential candidate and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (L), son Trigg Palin (2nd L) and husband Todd Palin for an interview on ABC News November 16, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Svennevik/ABC via Getty Images)
Members of vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's family (left to right), son Track, daughter Bristol, son-in-law to be Levi Johnston, daughter Willow, daughter Piper, husband Todd and infant Trig, stand on stage following her speech to the Republican National Convention at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, Wednesday, September 3, 2008. (Photo by Harry E. Walker/MCT/MCT via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 04: Members of vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's family (LtoR), Levi Johnston son-in-law to be, Willow, Piper, husband Todd and infant Trig, and Republican presidential nominee John McCain and vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin stand on stage following her speech to the Republican National Convention at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, Wednesday, September 3, 2008. (Photo By Douglas Graham/Roll Call/Getty Images)
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Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Sarah Palin is joined by her family, husband Todd Palin; daughter Piper, 7 (left); daughter Willow, 13 (right), and son Trig, 5 months, during her arrival at Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Florida, Friday, September 19, 2008. Palin will rally with supporters in The Villages, near Lady Lake, Fla., on Sunday. (Photo by Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/MCT via Getty Images)
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An attorney for Sarah Palin declined to comment. A representative for the hospital where Todd Palin is said to be receiving treatment could not be reached.

The accident on Sunday forced Sarah Palin to cut short a campaign trip for Donald Trump, the front-runner in the race for the Republican Party's presidential nomination.

Palin, who has endorsed Trump, had been scheduled to campaign for him on Monday in The Villages, a central Florida retirement community of more than 100,000 residents which has its own newspaper and radio station.

Florida is one of five states holding nominating contests on Tuesday for the Nov. 8 general election.

Trump campaign officials said Palin, 52, was returning to Alaska to be with her husband and they looked forward to her return to the campaign trail soon.

Sarah Palin was Republican Senator John McCain's running mate in the 2008 presidential election won by Democrat Barack Obama.

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