Army: Bergdahl in stable condition

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Friday, June 13, 2014

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Army officials say Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is in stable condition and working daily with health professionals after being held by the Taliban for five years in Afghanistan.

Maj. Gen. Joseph P. DiSalvo said Friday that Bergdahl will work daily with mental and medical professionals at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.

DiSalvo says Bergdahl is in stable condition, though there's no timeline for his reintegration. But the Army also says it's pleased with Bergdahl's physical state.

Bergdahl was released last month following five years in captivity in Afghanistan in a controversial prisoner swap with the Taliban. He'd been recovering at an Army facility in Germany. He returned to the U.S. earlier Friday when he arrived at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston.

The Army says Bergdahl's family is not currently in Texas, where the solider is being treated following his release from Taliban captivity.

Col. Bradley Poppen, an Army psychologist, said during a news conference Friday that a soldier typically determines when to reunite with his or her family. Poppen declined to release further details, citing the family's request for privacy.

(Copyright 2014. The Associated Press.)

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