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Federal MP hurt leg 'crash tackling' Tony Abbott

FEDERAL Cities Minister Jamie Briggs has confessed he sustained a knee injury on the night of the Liberal leadership spill after he tried to tackle Tony Abbott at a party.

Mr Briggs had originally claimed he suffered the injury while running.

Witnesses at the raucous party told a different story, claiming his injury was self-inflicted at the event, which also saw a marble table smashed to bits.

Mr Briggs told Macquarie Radio he hurt his knee during "hijinks" with the former prime minister on the night of the spill.

"Well, look, I went to tackle him, I ran at him and missed, and the rest is history," Mr Briggs said.

ABC News

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