Zell Miller hospitalized after fall at Young Harris College

The family of Zell Miller, who will turn 84 next week, sends word that the former governor took a fall while at a Young Harris College basketball game on Wednesday, fracturing his right hip and right shoulder. The following just arrived from one of his grandsons, Bryan Miller:

On Wednesday, February 17, former Governor Zell Miller fell while attending a basketball game at Young Harris College. He was taken to a nearby hospital where doctors determined that Governor Miller fractured his right hip and right shoulder. Today, Governor Miller underwent a successful surgery to fix his hip without having a hip-replacement. Doctors are happy with his progress and believe Governor Miller will make a full recovery.

The family appreciates the outpouring of support they have received. Governor Miller is in good spirits and resting comfortably. The family asks that you keep Gov. and Mrs. Miller in your thoughts and prayers. Governor Miller will turn 84 on February 24, 2016.

Here's betting he's running the hospital by Saturday.

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Jim Galloway
Jim Galloway
Jim Galloway is a three-decade veteran of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution who writes the Political Insider blog and column.