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Jul 19, 2015 9:23 AM

Ex-President George HW Bush 'in good spirits' after fall

The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine — A spokesman for George H.W. Bush says doctors are pleased with the progress the former president is making since he fractured a bone in his neck during a fall last week.

Jim McGrath said Sunday that Bush is doing better and his spirits are good. Around mid-day on Sunday, McGrath tweeted that Bush had been released from Maine Medical Center.

The 91-year-old Bush took a tumble at his summer home in Kennebunkport on Wednesday and was hospitalized for four days.

The 41st president fractured his C2 vertebra, the second one below the skull, but doctors say it didn't impinge on his spine or lead to any neurological deficits.

Doctors say they expect Bush to make a full recovery in three to four months.


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