Former US President Jimmy Carter has surgery for broken hip

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Jimmy Carter

ATLANTA (AP) – A spokeswoman says former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says he has broken his hip.

Spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said in a statement Monday afternoon that Carter fell at his home in Plains, Georgia while leaving to go turkey hunting.

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She said that Carter underwent surgery at a medical center in Americus, Georgia.

Congileo added that the surgeon said the operation was successful.