Former President Jimmy Carter Recovering After Surgery For Broken Hip

May 13, 2019

While leaving to go turkey hunting Monday morning, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter fell at his home in Plains, the Carter Center said in a news release. He is recovering comfortably from surgery to repair a broken hip at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus. 

Carter's surgery was successful, his surgeon said, and his wife, Rosalynn Carter, is with him. The 39th president said his main concern is that turkey season ends this week, and he has not reached his limit.

On April 15, the 94-year-old and oldest living former president "bagged a turkey" in Columbus.

Carter said he hopes the state of Georgia will allow him to rollover the unused limit to next year.

Carter has written 29 books, some of which discuss his love of hunting and fishing. He was inducted into the Georgia Hunting and Fishing Hall of Fame in 2016, just a year after he beat cancer.