Rep. Taylor Barras breaks wrist, arm in fall from ladder

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(The Advertiser)- Louisiana House Speaker Taylor Barras has broken his wrist and fractured his arm after falling from a ladder while trimming trees at his Acadiana home last weekend.

Barras, R-New Iberia, told USA Today Network he is consulting with his doctor Tuesday to determine whether or not the injury will require surgery.

Barras injured his right arm and wrist, which are stabilized in a temporary cast as he and his doctors determine what to do next. 

“It’s my gavel hand; my bill-signing hand,” Barras said. “I’m hoping (House Clerk Butch Speer) can help me master a left-handed signature.”

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