Former President Jimmy Carter is taking things one day at a time after his surgery for a broken hip Monday (May 13).
According to the Associated Press, the oldest living president was en route to hunt turkeys when he fell and broke his hip at his home. Carter’s spokeswoman, Deanna Congileo said in a statement that the 94-year-old was treated in Americus, Georgia near his home with his wife Rosalynn by his side. His surgery also went well as he is currently resting.
The statement released included some of Carter’s warming personality as he noted his anxious return to hunt for turkeys. “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 roll over the unused limit to next year,” the statement reads.
Our best wishes to President Carter for a speedy recovery. Thoughts and prayers. pic.twitter.com/EhtQ4lQKZo
— Jimmy Carter Presidential Library (@CarterLibrary) May 13, 2019
Carter was met with love and support from social media.
Thoughts today with President Jimmy Carter, who fell today in his home and broke his hip (while heading off to go turkey hunting!). The Carter center says he underwent successful surgery. Warm wishes for a strong recovery!
— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) May 13, 2019