Sotomayor breaks shoulder, but won't miss work

Sotomayor breaks shoulder, but won't miss work
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Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg said in a statement to The Hill that Sotomayor, 63, injured her left shoulder in a fall at her home Monday morning.

Sotomayor's doctor confirmed Monday afternoon that her shoulder was broken, she added.


"She will wear a sling for several weeks and will undergo physical therapy," Arberg said.

"Justice Sotomayor plans to continue with her schedule as usual."

The justices will hear arguments Tuesday morning in a battle over states’ power to collect sales taxes on internet sales. 

--Updated at 10:34 a.m. An earlier version incorrectly reported which shoulder Sotomayor broke.