Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Breaks Shoulder in Fall

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor broke her shoulder in a fall, court spokesperson Kathleen Arberg said Tuesday.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor attends the 2018 DVF Awards at United Nations on April 13, 2018 in New York City. (Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Justice Sonia Sotomayor attends the 2018 DVF Awards at United Nations on April 13, 2018 in New York City. (Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

The injury occurred Monday morning, Arberg said, citing Sotomayor’s doctor. She will wear a sling for several weeks and will undergo physical therapy as part of her recovery.

Sotomayor, who joined the Supreme Court in 2009, plans to continue with her schedule as usual. She was expected at Supreme Court arguments Tuesday morning on an Internet sales tax case.