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Perry to Have Surgery to Repair Right Clavicle

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

Thursday, Feb 23, 2012  |  Updated 8:51 PM CDT
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Perry to Have Surgery to Repair Right Clavicle

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

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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.

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