WASHINGTON (CNN) - Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor broke her ankle Monday morning on her way to Washington for another round of meetings on Capitol Hill with senators weighing her nomination, according to the White House.
"This morning, on the way to Washington, D.C., Judge Sotomayor tripped at LaGuardia Airport," said White House spokesman Ben LaBolt in a statement. "After an x-ray at Medical Faculty Associates, it was determined that Judge Sotomayor has a small fracture in her right ankle. She has been treated and released, and is looking forward to keeping her full schedule of meetings on Capitol Hill this afternoon."
A White House official tells CNN Sotomayor spent less than two hours being treated at Medical Faculty Associates.
Sotomayor hobbled on crutches past about a dozen cameras Monday afternoon when she arrived at the office of Republican Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa - just a few minutes late for her 2 pm courtesy call meeting - sporting a white hard cast on her fractured right ankle that rose up to just below her knee.
The smiling judge, who appeared a tad embarrassed by all the attention to her mishap, would not answer questions at a photo op with Grassley, other than to say: "I feel fine."
Her Monday schedule includes meetings with Grassley and another GOP senator, David Vitter of Louisiana, as well as Democratic Sens. Max Baucus of Montana, Kay Hagan of North Carolina, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire.
–CNN's Elaine Quijano and Ted Barrett contributed to this report