Sotomayor breaks her ankle

Judge Sonia Sotomayor will find trekking around the Senate to win lawmakers' votes a little more difficult after breaking her ankle Monday morning.

President Obama's pick to fill retiring Justice David Souter's spot on the Supreme Court broke her right ankle after stumbling at New York's LaGuardia airport, the Washington Post reported Monday.

Sotomayor will have to use crutches, but intends to make it to all of her meetings on Capitol Hill this afternoon, the Post reported.

"This morning, on the way to Washington, D.C., Judge Sotomayor tripped at LaGuardia Airport. After an X-ray at Medical Faculty Associates, it was determined that Judge Sotomayor has a small fracture in her right ankle," White House Spokesman Ben LaBolt said. "She has been treated and released, and is looking forward to keeping her full schedule of meetings on Capitol Hill this afternoon."

Sotomayor is set to meet today with Sens. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), Kay Hagan (D-N.C.), Mary Landrieu (D-La.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), and David Vitter (R-La.).