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Supreme Court: Sotomayor recovering after shoulder surgery

May 1, 2018
FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaks the Newseum in Washington. The Supreme Court says Sotomayor will have shoulder replacement surgery after injuring herself in a fall at home. The 63-year-old Sotomayor is scheduled to have the procedure on her left shoulder on May 1. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says Justice Sonia Sotomayor is “resting comfortably” after shoulder replacement surgery.

The 63-year-old Sotomayor had the procedure on her left shoulder Tuesday morning in New York. The court said in a statement that the surgery went well and that the justice expects to remain in the hospital for a night or two.

Sotomayor injured herself in a fall at home on April 16 and decided on the surgery after consulting with specialists.

The court says Sotomayor will wear a sling and curtail activities for the next few weeks. She is expected to need several months of physical therapy.

Justice Stephen Breyer had shoulder replacement surgery in 2013, after a bicycle accident.