Carter was released from the hospital on Thursday morning, the Carter Center announced, and will continue to recover at home. He was admitted Monday after a fall while he was about to go on a turkey hunt. He was then operated successfully at the Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia.
"He will be following a physical therapy as part of his recovery from hip replacement surgery.The President Carter plans to teach Sunday School at the Maranatha Baptist Church this weekend," the Carter Center said in a statement.
On Monday, the Carter Center said Carter was more concerned about the looming end of the hunting season than by the fall.
"President Carter said his main concern was that the turkey season ends this week and that it has not reached its limit," the statement said. "He hopes that the state of Georgia will allow him to postpone the unused limit until next year."
Former first lady Rosalynn Carter, 91, also spent time at the hospital this week.
"She fainted and was admitted to the hospital overnight for examination and testing and left the hospital with President Carter this morning," said the Carter Center statement. .
The Carters expressed their thanks to "the many people who expressed their wishes for happiness" this week, including a tweet from Trump himself.