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Mayor Menino takes one for the team -- injures leg but doesn't drop Sox trophy
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Mayor Thomas M. Menino (left) stumbled while walking off a stage today at Fenway Park.
By Maria Cramer, Globe Staff
It was supposed to be a glorious moment.
Mayor Thomas Menino was hoisting the World Series trophy this morning at Fenway about an hour before the parade kicked off.
As he walked off a stage set up at the park, Menino, still holding the prize, failed to see the stairs that were obscured by the golden trophy. He tripped and injured his leg.
"He hyperextended his knee," said his spokeswoman, Dot Joyce. "He's fine."
After driving back to City Hall, his leg still bothered him, so he decided to visit his personal doctor, she said. Now, he has returned to watch the rolling rally from City Hall, Joyce said.
"Our poor mayor," she said. "It's a big day for him today and he loves this stuff, but what can you do?"
Luckily, the trophy did not hit the ground during the mayor's mishap.
"He saved the trophy," Joyce said. "He was more concerned about the trophy than himself."