Texas Gov. Perry to have surgery Friday to repair collar bone

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Posted: Feb 23, 2012 5:53 PM
Texas Gov. Perry to have surgery Friday to repair collar bone

By Corrie MacLaggan

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is scheduled to have surgery on Friday to repair his right clavicle, which did not heal properly after a bicycle accident in 2009, the governor's office said on Thursday.

The 90-minute outpatient procedure in Austin involves a three-inch incision and the placement of a contoured plate.

Perry, the longest-serving governor in Texas history, last month dropped out of the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

(Reporting By Corrie MacLaggan; Editing by Paul Thomasch)