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Autry Is Released From Hospital After Having Surgery for Broken Hip

July 30, 1986

Angel owner Gene Autry was released from a hospital Tuesday, 11 days after undergoing surgery to repair a broken hip.

Autry, 78, suffered the injury in a courthouse fall.

"Due to his outstanding progress, doctors have decided to discharge him three days early," Autry's wife, Jackie, said. "He will undergo physical therapy twice weekly."

The Angels said Autry will rest at his Studio City home and hopes to return to Anaheim Stadium when the team returns home Aug. 7.

Surgeons at St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank removed part of Autry's fractured right hip, the ball portion of the hip joint, and replaced it with a metal prothesis.

Autry fell July 18 when a man accidentally bumped into him outside the Orange County Courthouse in Santa Ana. The Angels' owner was attending the ongoing trial of his $100-million breach of contract lawsuit aimed at blocking the city of Anaheim and the Rams from building a cluster of high-rise office buildings in the Anaheim Stadium parking lot.

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