Cheney to Use Wheelchair Today After Hurting Back While Moving

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Vice President Dick Cheney pulled a muscle in his back while moving boxes and will be in a wheelchair for Tuesday's inauguration ceremony. Video by AP

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Vice President Cheney pulled a muscle in his back while moving boxes and will be in a wheelchair for today's inauguration ceremony, the White House said last night.

Cheney was helping to move boxes into his new home in McLean when he injured his back, White House press secretary Dana Perino said.

The vice president's doctor found no significant damage from the injury, Perino said. Nevertheless, he advised Cheney to spend the next couple of days in a wheelchair.

"The vice president is looking forward to being there for tomorrow's historic inaugural activities," Perino said.


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