Former President George H.W. Bush in fair condition after fall

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PORTLAND, Maine — Former President George H.W. Bush remains in fair condition at Maine Medical Center in Portland, after breaking a vertebrae in his neck after a fall Wednesday morning while at home in Kennebunkport, Maine, according to a statement from his spokesman.

“The president never lost consciousness, and the injury he sustained neither impinged on his spine nor resulted in any neurological deficits. He continues to have normal use of his limbs,” spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement.

Bush will be treated with a neck brace, and there are no plans for surgery at this time, McGrath said.

“We are not expecting a long stay,” McGrath said.

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