Perry to Have Surgery to Repair Right Clavicle | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Complete coverage of Texas Governor Rick Perry

Perry to Have Surgery to Repair Right Clavicle

The outpatient procedure at an Austin hospital should take 90-minutes



    Getty Images
    First a fused spine, now a plate on his collar bone.

    Governor 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.

    The operation requires a single incision roughly three inches long to place a countered plate.

    Lieutenant Governor 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.