Perry to have surgery to repair right clavicle

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry is set to undergo surgery to repair his right clavicle, which has yet to properly heal following a 2009 bicycle accident.

The Texas Governor's Office says Perry will undergo a 90-minute outpatient procedure Friday in Austin.

Performed by Dr. Bruce Malone, the operation requires a single incision roughly three inches long to place a countered plate.

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst will assume gubernatorial duties if Perry is temporarily unable to serve.

In July, the 61-year-old Perry had stem cells taken from his body that were then grown in a lab and injected into his back during an operation to fuse part of his spine.

Perry later suggested amid his failed presidential run that a sore back had hindered him during the early part of the campaign.

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  • by Scottamus Location: Prosper on Feb 25, 2012 at 08:20 AM
    I will pray for him. By "pray", I mean "I want him to get well as long as it takes absolutely zero effort on my part".
  • by Mark Washburn Location: Sherman on Feb 24, 2012 at 02:05 PM
    My prayers are with you Gov. Perry. Now for all Christians pray for all your elected officials. Time for prayer not petty democrat cring or poking fun at the Governor.
  • by Farmboy Location: Texas on Feb 24, 2012 at 11:04 AM
    Perry has a condition known as hollow head. Not much can be done about it at his age. No medical procedure can cure it. It is a condition that most Texas Republicans have.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 24, 2012 at 07:00 AM
    Ooops!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 24, 2012 at 05:57 AM
    He was clearly on pain pills a lot of the time he was campaigning. I, two years ago, had the same back surgery he had just days before he announced and I promise you he was either enduring incredible pain or he was popping pain pills to be able to keep that sort of schedule.
  • by Pete Location: Leonard on Feb 23, 2012 at 06:44 PM
    No doubt, the taxpayers will get to pay for this, too, while we are paying his $11,000 a month rent on his mansion in Austin.
  • by Kilroy on Feb 23, 2012 at 05:12 PM
    While they have him on the table I wonder if there's any chance the surgeon can cure his cranial rectumitis?
  • by Joey Location: Denison on Feb 23, 2012 at 03:49 PM
    Bicycle accident? More likely the result of his head spinning during the debates.
  • by south of the border on Feb 23, 2012 at 03:40 PM
    Did he say a sore back and a dumb A** hampered his presidential bid.
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