Former President Jimmy Carter is recovering from surgery Monday after breaking hip at his home in Plains, Georgia.
Carter, 94, fell prior to turkey hunting trip, according to a statement from the The Carter Center, a human rights non-profit the former president founded.
Carter, who is the oldest living president, is currently recovering at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia. His surgeon said the surgery was successful and 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," the statement said.
As the 39th president, Carter served for one term between 1977 to 1981.
The Georgia Democrat has previously been treated for cancer.
In August 2015, he had a small lump removed from his liver. He later revealed that month that he had melanoma in his brain and liver. However, Carter announced in December 2015 after months of treatment that his scans showed no more signs of cancer.
President Donald Trump on Monday afternoon wished Carter a "speedy recovery."
Trump last month called the former president after Carter wrote a letter to Trump about his trade negotiations with China. Trump at the time said in a statement that he "has always liked President Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter, and extended his best wishes to them on behalf of the American people."
"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!" the president tweeted.
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