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Supreme Court: Sotomayor recovering after shoulder surgery

May 2, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court says Justice Sonia Sotomayor is “resting comfortably” after shoulder replacement surgery.

Sotomayor, 63, 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 said 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.

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