Jimmy Carter recovering with broken hip
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Former President Jimmy Carter is on the mend after running into some turkey trouble.

The ex-commander in chief broke his hip Monday in a fall in his home in Plains, Ga. The stumble happened just as Carter was leaving to go turkey hunting, The Carter Center, his human rights and anti-poverty organization, told ITK in a statement.


Carter is said to be "recovering comfortably" following surgery, with wife Rosalynn by his side.

“President Carter said his main concern is that turkey season ends this week, and he has not reached his limit,” said the 94-year-old former president's organization.

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

President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden says Roe v. Wade under attack like 'never before' On student loans, Biden doesn't have an answer yet Grill company apologizes after sending meatloaf recipe on same day of rock star's death MORE expressed his well-wishes on Twitter, writing that the former president "will be fine!"

Carter was featured last month in an Instagram post that showed him grinning while hunting the gobbling birds. Carter, the post by Tyler Jordan said, is "still bustin' beaks!"

In March, Carter became the longest-living president in history.

—Updated at 6:35 p.m.