Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff is recovering from another surgery to repair injuries he suffered in a motorcycle crash.

Shurtleff underwent surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his shoulder on Monday. It is the third surgery the attorney general has had, and his staffers hope it is the last.

"I think we've got Humpty Dumpty all put back together," attorney general's spokesman Scott Troxel joked Tuesday. "He beat himself up good."

Shurtleff shattered the bones in his left leg last month when he was riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, practicing for a charity ride to raise money for a memorial honoring police officers killed in the line of duty. He was riding on a street in Lindon when he hit a patch of gravel and brought the bike down on top of him as he fell.

"My foot went down and it was just enough that it tipped the bike and it caught my foot," Shurtleff said in a September interview with the Deseret Morning News, adding that wearing a helmet probably saved his life.

He also tore the rotator cuff in his left shoulder. Troxel said Shurtleff will undergo physical therapy, but hopes to be well enough to return to work soon.

"He's hoping to come into the office for a few hours at a time within a few weeks," Troxel said.

Shurtleff's crash did help backers of the Utah Fallen Officer Memorial raise nearly $53,000. Shurtleff has asked well-wishers to donate to the cause instead of sending him "get well" flowers.

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