PORTLAND, Maine — Former President George H.W. Bush suffered no neurological problems from a neck fracture that resulted from a fall at his home in Kennebunkport on Wednesday, according to statement from his office.
The 41st president remained hospitalized in fair condition Thursday at Maine Medical Center.
“The president never lost consciousness, and the injury he sustained neither impinged on his spine nor resulted in any neurological deficits,” according to the statement, which was distributed by the hospital. “He continues to have normal use of his limbs.”
Bush plans to recover from the injury to his C2 vertebrae without surgery. He will be fitted for a neck brace, continue physical therapy and undergo further evaluation, but is not expected to stay at MMC for a “prolonged recovery period,” the statement said.
His attending physician at the hospital is Dr. William D’Angelo.
Bush, the father of President George W. Bush and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who is now seeking the Republican nomination for president in 2016, celebrated his 90th birthday last June by skydiving near Kennebunkport. He suffers from Parkinson’s disease and cannot use his legs.
Reuters contributed to this report.