Former President Bush Gets Hip Replaced

Rochester, Minn. (AP) -- According to the Mayo Clinic, former President Bush has had surgery today to replace his right hip.

A spokesman for the clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota, says the surgery was successful. Bush is said to be undergoing physical therapy and is expected to be released Saturday.

Bush traveled to the clinic late Tuesday after attending the Washington funeral of former President Ford. Bush had his left hip replaced at the Mayo Clinic in 2000. His wife, Barbara, also had successful hip replacement surgery there in 1997.

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