Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves left for Cuba on Tuesday and is expected to spend two weeks there to receive treatment for an injury to his right thigh.
The office of the Prime Minister said in a statement on Monday that the 68-year-old Gonsalves had injured his rectus femoris, and the injury has seriously affected his mobility.
It is the second time this year that Gonsalves is receiving medical treatment abroad.
In May, Gonsalves underwent a surgical procedure in Europe to correct what he described as “niggling pain” where a surgical procedure has been done in Barbados, after he developed medical problem on his way to the Middle East two years earlier.
In April of this year, doctors had ordered Gonsalves to rest as a result of an ankle injury, the Prime Minister said he sustained in his bathroom.
In July, Gonsalves was seen walking with a slight limp, and told reporters that he had injured his knee, but added that the injury was not a serious one.
Elson Crick, communications consultant in the Office of the Prime Minister, told I-Witness News on Tuesday that Gonsalves was accompanied on his trip to Cuba by his wife, Eloise Gonsalves, two security officers, and physio-therapist Denis Byam.