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Supreme Court Justice Breyer Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

Spokeswoman says Breyer injured shoulder in fall from bike Friday



    Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer testifies on Capitol Hill in October 2011, before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing; "Considering the Role of Judges Under the Constitution of the United States."

    Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is in a Washington hospital after shoulder replacement surgery following a bicycle accident.

    Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg told the Associated Press the 74-year-old Breyer is expected to make a full recovery following the operation Saturday.

    Breyer injured his right shoulder in a fall Friday near the Korean War Veterans Memorial.

    The justice previously broke his collarbone in an accident in 2011 and sustained broken ribs and a punctured lung in a bicycle mishap in 1993, before he joined the court.

    He was appointed to the court in 1994 by President William Clinton.