The Carter Center released the following statement regarding President Carter’s fall and subsequent surgery:
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.
Best wishes to President Carter for a speedy recovery. I’ll bet the good folks over at DNR will be willing to look the other way on next year’s turkey allotment.