Former Georgia Gov. Zell Miller fractures hip, shoulder in fall

Former Gov. Zell Miller is recovering from a fractured hip and right shoulder after taking a fall while attending a Young Harris College basketball game.

Miller injured himself Wednesday, one week to the day before he turns 84.

One of Miller’s grandsons, Bryan Miller, said in a note to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the former governor “underwent a successful surgery to fix his hip without having a hip replacement.

“Doctors are happy with his progress and believer Governor Miller will make a full recovery,” Bryan Miller wrote.

Miller described his grandfather as “in good spirits and resting comfortably.”

He said the family asks people to keep the former governor and his wife “in your thoughts and prayers.”

Miller was first elected governor in 1990 and served two terms. In 2000, he was appointed to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy left by the death of Paul Coverdell. Miller left the Senate in 2005.

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