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Governor Recovering From Shoulder Surgery

Governor Recovering From Shoulder Surgery

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Gov. Jon Huntsman was resting at home Saturday after surgery on his right shoulder.

Huntsman tore his rotator cuff a week ago while lifting weights. He had arthroscopic surgery Friday at University Hospital.

"Everything went well. He's out of surgery and he's resting at the mansion," Huntsman's spokeswoman Lisa Roskelley said.

The governor is expected to wear a sling for at least a month. He plans a light work schedule with no meetings scheduled until Wednesday and those will be held at the Governor's Mansion, Roskelley said.

"It'll be a bit of a recovery over the next several weeks at least," she said. "That's also the reason it's nice he could do it now because in between the two holidays (July 4 and Pioneer Day) is a lighter time in general."

Huntsman will have some "compassionate company" during his recovery, Roskelley said. Two of his seven children have recently been treated for medical problems -- son, Jon, broke his leg and daughter Mary Anne suffered a pulmonary embolism.


Information from: Deseret Morning News

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