Ex-President George W. Bush has 2nd knee surgery

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FILE - In this May 2, 2014 file photo, former President George W. Bush leads the second day of a three-day, 100-kilometer mountain bike ride with 16 wounded veterans in Crawford, Texas. Bush has had his left knee partially replaced, seven weeks after having the same procedure on his right knee. (AP Photo/George W. Bush Presidential Center, Paul Morse, File)
Former President George W. Bush, left, stands next to seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 at Big Bend Park, Texas. Bush and Armstrong took part in a 100 kilometer mountain bike ride with the servicemen who lost their limbs in war. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca)
In a Thursday, April 26, 2012 photo provided by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept., former U.S. President George W. Bush leads the way along one of the many biking trails at Palo Duro Canyon State Park in Amarillo, Texas. The Bush Center Warrior 100K Race is hosting the 100-kilometer mountain bike ride for military members wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Texas Parks & Wildlife, Bryan Frazier)
** FILE ** In this May 5, 2007, file photo President Bush lifts his bicycle before taking a mountain bike ride in Beltsville, Md. As Bush leaves office his administration plans to make it easier for mountain bikers to gain access to national parks and other public lands. The National Park Service confirmed Tuesday that it is preparing a rule that will allow decisions about some mountain bike trails to be made by park managers instead of federal regulators in Washington, a process that can take years. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
U.S. President George W. Bush rides his mountain bike at the Laoshan Olympic Mountain Bike Course in Beijing, China, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005. Beijing will host the 2008 Summer Olympics. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
President Bush rides his bike on his ranch in Crawford, Texas, Monday, July 26, 2004. (AP Photo/The White House, Eric Draper, HO)
This Feb. 13, 2005, Photo provided by the White House shows President Bush, left, talking with Mike Hammanwright of Aquia Harbour, Va., during a break in a mountain bike ride ride in Quantico, Va. Summoned to the White House to help Bush with back pain he experienced as he changed from running to biking, Hamannwright put the president on a larger bike, installed handlebar extensions that allow a more upright ride and gave him an indoor trainer to build up stamina.(AP Photo/The White House, Paul Morse)
DUBLIN, OH - OCTOBER 03: President George W. Bush shakes hands with U.S. Team member Tiger Woods near the first tee before the start of the Day One Four-Ball Matches at the Muirfield Village Golf Club on October 3, 2013 in Dublin, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
391420 01: US President George W. Bush points his club at a member of the press while golfing at Andrews Air Force Base July 3, 2001 in Camp Springs, MD. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
President George Bush laying on ground lining up golf putt. (Photo by David Valdez/White House/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
A portrait of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki which is part of the exhibit "The Art of Leadership: A President's Diplomacy," is on display at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas, Friday, April 4, 2014. The exhibit of world leaders painted by former President George W. Bush opens Saturday and runs through June 3. (AP Photo/Benny Snyder)
A detail of a portrait of former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert which is part of the exhibit "The Art of Leadership: A President's Diplomacy," is on display at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas, Friday, April 4, 2014. The exhibit of world leader portraits painted by former President George W. Bush opens Saturday and runs through June 3. (AP Photo/Benny Snyder)
A portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin which is part of the exhibit "The Art of Leadership: A President's Diplomacy," is on display at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas, Friday, April 4, 2014. The exhibit of portraits of world leaders painted by former President George W. Bush opens Saturday and runs through June 3. (AP Photo/Benny Snyder)
A detail of a portrait of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh which is part of the exhibit "The Art of Leadership: A President's Diplomacy," is on display at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas, Friday, April 4, 2014. The exhibit of portraits of world leaders painted by former President George W. Bush opens Saturday and runs through June 3. (AP Photo/Benny Snyder)
A portrait of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi which is part of the exhibit "The Art of Leadership: A President's Diplomacy," is on display at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas, Friday, April 4, 2014. The exhibit of world leader portraits painted by former President George W. Bush opens Saturday and runs through June 3. (AP Photo/Benny Snyder)
A portrait of Afghan President Hamid Karzai which is part of the exhibit "The Art of Leadership: A President's Diplomacy," is on display at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas, Friday, April 4, 2014. The exhibit of world leader portraits painted by former President George W. Bush opens Saturday and runs through June 3. (AP Photo/Benny Snyder)
A detail of a portrait of former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf which is part of the exhibit "The Art of Leadership: A President's Diplomacy," is on display at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas, Friday, April 4, 2014. The exhibit of portraits of world leaders painted by former President George W. Bush opens Saturday and runs through June 3. (AP Photo/Benny Snyder)
Portraits of former Presidents Goerge W. Bush, left, and his father George H.W. Bush which are part of the exhibit "The Art of Leadership: A President's Diplomacy," are on display at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas, Friday, April 4, 2014. The exhibit of world leader portraits painted by George W. Bush opens Saturday and runs through June 3. (AP Photo/Benny Snyder)
A portrait of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, left, which is part of the exhibit "The Art of Leadership: A President's Diplomacy," is on display at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas, Friday, April 4, 2014. The exhibit of world leader portraits painted by former President George W. Bush opens Saturday and runs through June 3. At far right is a portrait of former and late Czech President Vaclav Havel. (AP Photo/Benny Snyder)
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DALLAS (AP) - Former President George W. Bush has had his left knee partially replaced - seven weeks after having the same procedure on his right knee.

Bush spokesman Freddy Ford says the procedure on Bush's left knee took place Saturday at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

Ford says the ex-president and his wife Laura were on their way back to Dallas on Monday morning.

Fort says this operation and the one May 24 were both outpatient procedures performed by the same doctor.

Ford says Bush is "looking forward to getting back on his mountain bike in a few weeks."

Bush, who recently turned 68, is known as a fitness enthusiast.

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