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Jimmy Carter recovering from broken hip after falling on turkey hunt trip

Former President Jimmy Carter has undergone surgery for a broken hip after falling at his home this week, according to a statement from the Carter Center.

He had just left “to go turkey hunting” on Monday morning when he fell on the property in Plains, Georgia, the statement explained.

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“He is recovering comfortably from surgery to repair a broken hip at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia,” the center wrote. “His surgeon stated that the surgery was successful. His wife, Rosalynn, is with him.”

The 94-year-old former president is reportedly focused primarily on the hunting season that ends this week.

“He hopes the State of Georgia will allow him to rollover the unused limit to next year,” the statement concluded.

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