AUGUSTA, Maine — U.S. Sen. Susan Collins is recovering from surgery after slipping on ice and breaking her ankle, according to a post on her Facebook page.

Collins fell on ice at her home in Bangor, according to a member of her staff.

Maine’s senior U.S. senator apparently remains in good spirits. She invoked New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who is injured, in the post.

“Due to a slip on the ice, both Rob Gronkowski and I will be on Injured Reserve for the playoffs,” Collins wrote in the post. “My ankle was broken in two places, but thanks to a successful surgery at St. Joseph Hospital with Dr. Jacob Brooks and his team, I am on the road to recovery.”

Christopher Cousins

Christopher Cousins has worked as a journalist in Maine for more than 15 years and covered state government for numerous media organizations before joining the Bangor Daily News in 2009.