Despite falling and breaking his hip on Monday, former President Jimmy Carter said his road to recovery wasn't what he was worried about. He was more worried about filling the remainder of his turkey tag before the season closes next week.
The Carter Center released the following statement on President Jimmy Carter:
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 him 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 that 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 his unused limit to next year.
People were quick to offer their thoughts and prayers for the 94-year-old.
Wishing former President Jimmy Carter a speedy recovery from his hip surgery earlier today. He was in such good spirits when we spoke last month - he will be fine!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 13, 2019
Wishing a speedy recovery to President Carter, and we will be praying for and thinking of him and Mrs. Carter today.— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) May 13, 2019
All good thoughts and wishes to President Carter for a speedy recovery. https://t.co/Na3bPjeCbZ— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) May 13, 2019
Wishing President Jimmy Carter, one of our most underrated presidents, a speedy recovery. He and Rosalynn are in my thoughts and prayers today as he recuperates from hip surgery.— David Cicilline (@davidcicilline) May 13, 2019
Wishing President Carter a speedy recovery and many more turkey hunting seasons to come. https://t.co/Lpsr7zq4oY— Mark Warner (@MarkWarner) May 13, 2019
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
Prayers for Jimmy Carter. https://t.co/rXTYq0ejwY— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) May 13, 2019
We wish you a speedy recovery, President Carter. And hopefully you can bag those remaining turkeys real soon.