Former President Jimmy Carter recovering from broken hip after fall

Clay Curtis
May 15, 2019

Referencing that meeting, Trump wished Carter well in a tweet later Monday.

The Carter Center announced on Monday afternoon that former President Jimmy Carter is recovering from surgery after breaking his hip before a turkey hunting trip.

Carter, 94, fell at his home in Plains, Georgia, while on his way to go turkey hunting, the center said.

His wife of 73 years, Rosalynn, was with him, Congileo said.

Carter has lived longer after leaving the White House than any former president in USA history.

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"President Carter's recovery is very dependent on where the injury occurred", noted Drucker, who directs the Center for Joint Reconstruction at Staten Island University Hospital, in New York City.

Mr. Carter was on his way to a turkey hunt, which is still on his mind, the Carter Center said.

"He hopes the State of Georgia will allow him to rollover the unused limit to next year", the statement said.

He received his first radiation treatment at age 90, and four months later, he was - remarkably - cancer free. "I just thought I had a few weeks left, but I was surprisingly at ease", Carter said at a news conference that August. "I've got thousands of friends and I've had an exciting and adventurous and gratifying existence". He continues to hold Sunday School in Georgia, and visits Habitat for Humanity projects across the country.

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