[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/07/15/art.wassermansoftball.beeton.jpg caption=" Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz bats during a charity softball game Tuesday night."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Florida, fractured her right leg and sprained her ankle as she slid into second base during the seventh inning of a charity softball event Tuesday night in Washington.
Spokesman Jonathan Beeton said the congresswoman was using crutches to make it to the House floor Wednesday to vote. The lawmaker was sporting a soft cast, which Beeton said would be replaced by a harder, more secure cast later Wednesday.
The Florida Democrat was participating in the first-ever Congressional Women's Softball Game. The event raised $41,000 to assist young breast cancer survivors.