Tribal president set for hip replacement surgery

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) — The president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe will have hip replacement surgery.

Tribal officials say Bryan Brewer is scheduled for the operation Wednesday afternoon at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Brewer was injured in a one-vehicle accident on Dec. 29, at which time he broke his hip and pelvis. He has been in a wheelchair since the crash.

Doctors had been waiting for Brewer's pelvic bones to heal before proceeding with hip replacement.

Officials say the tribal president should be hospitalized for at least three days. He's expected to make a full recovery.

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