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Former President Jimmy Carter suffers broken hip

Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter. Photo: Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Former President Jimmy Carter broke his hip Monday morning after falling at his home in Plains, Georgia, according to a statement from the Carter Center.

While leaving to go turkey hunting this morning, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter fell at his home in Plains, Georgia. He is recovering comfortably from surgery to repair a broken hip at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia. His surgeon stated that the surgery was successful. His wife, Rosalynn, is with him.
President Carter said his main concern is that turkey season ends this week, and he has not reached his limit. He hopes the State of Georgia will allow him to rollover the unused limit to next year.