Updated: Perry Out of Surgery, Expects Two-Day Recovery

Gov. Rick Perry outside the House chamber on May 28, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry outside the House chamber on May 28, 2011.

Updated 11:34 a.m.

Gov. Rick Perry had surgery this morning for a recurring back ailment, and will likely be in recovery for "a couple of days," his spokesman Mark Miner said.

"It went according to plan," Miner said. "Everything went well." 

Could Perry use this respite to decide whether to make a run for the White House? Miner said there are no new details on that front, and that the governor is continuing to consider a run. 

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry, considering a run for the White House, will undergo a minor surgical procedure in a couple of weeks.

Perry spokesman Mark Miner confirmed Thursday that the governor will go under the knife for a back ailment on July 1. Miner told The Texas Tribune that the surgery would not impact the governor's itinerary.

“The governor is going to undergo a minor medical procedure to repair a re-occurring back ailment," Miner said. "This procedure, which was scheduled months ago, will be done on July 1 and will not affect his current schedule.”

Perry is an avid jogger and previously had surgery on both knees.

The governor, back from his trip to the Big Apple, will appear this weekend at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans.

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