Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Rick Perry broke his collarbone while riding a mountain bike near his home.

The governor’s office said in a news release that Perry was treated in the emergency room at Seton Medical Center in Austin and released Tuesday night.

He broke his right collarbone and had a minor abrasion to his right elbow.

Governor’s spokeswoman Allison Castle says Perry was wearing a helmet, but she had no other details on the accident.

The accident forces the postponement of Perry’s planned trips to Galveston, Corpus Christi and South Padre Island to sign bills recently passed by the Legislature.