Supreme Court Justice Breyer Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

Spokeswoman says Breyer injured shoulder in fall from bike Friday

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    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.