George W. Bush underwent his second knee surgery in Chicago on Saturday, having his left knee partially replaced nearly two months after having had the same procedure on his right knee.
Bush spokesman Freddy Ford told The Associated Press on Monday the procedure on Bush's left knee took place at Rush University Medical Center.
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Ford said the ex-president and his wife Laura were on their way back to Dallas on Monday morning.
This operation and the one May 24 were both outpatient procedures performed by the same doctor.
Bush is "looking forward to getting back on his mountain bike in a few weeks," Ford said.
Bush, who recently turned 68, is known as a fitness enthusiast. In addition to mountain biking and golfing, he also began painting in 2009 after leaving the White House.
He is expected to spend time convalescing at the family's home in Crawford, Texas, which was recently featured on the cover of Architectural Digest magazine.
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