-- Former President George H. W. Bush was discharged from the Maine Medical Center in Portland today, four days after he fell at his Maine home, a family spokesman said.
Bush was treated for a fractured vertebrae, spokesman Jim McGrath said.
The former president was taken to the hospital Wednesday after he fell at his summer home in Kennebunkport. On Saturday, McGrath tweeted that Bush was in good spirits and his doctors were very pleased with his progress.
The type of fracture that Bush sustained usually takes three to four months to heal, attending physician Dr. William D'Angelo said.
A statement released Thursday from Bush’s office said that "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, Bush will not need surgery but will be in a neck brace for "at least a couple of months."