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Bart Starr suffered broken hip in bathroom fall

Green Bay Packers legend Bart Starr is recovering from a broken hip, an injury that his family said happened on Dec. 22.

"Three days before Christmas, Bart fell in our bathroom and broke his hip," the Starr family said in a statement Saturday released through the Packers. "Thankfully, it is a minor break and surgery was not necessary. He will be in a wheelchair for six weeks. He is doing great now. He has no complaints of pain and is in good spirits. It is a bit of a setback, but we are confident he will have a quick and full recovery."

Saturday also marked the Hall of Famer's 82nd birthday.

Starr returned to Green Bay on Thanksgiving night to be part of Brett Favre's number retirement ceremony. That came more than a year after Starr suffered multiple strokes and a heart attack.

"Coming back to Green Bay for Brett's special day was great medicine for Bart and was a truly magical moment," the statement said. "The welcome he received will always be one of our most treasured memories. We give many thanks to all of our loyal friends and fans for your outpouring of love and support. You will always have a special place in our hearts."