Former Sen. George McGovern has been released from Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center, the hospital reported in a statement.
“Sen. McGovern’s condition continues to improve and we are pleased with his progress,” said Dr. Michael Elliott, the chief medical officer at Avera. “But it’s very important that he continue to rest quietly until he has completely healed.”
McGovern, 89, was airlifted to Avera on Dec. 2 after falling and hitting his head. He was on his way to the set of C-SPAN’s series “The Contenders,” a special show about his 1972 presidential campaign