Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has shoulder surgery after bike accident
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer poses for photographs in the East Conference Room at the Supreme Court building October 8, 2010 in Washington, DC.
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WASHINGTON - Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is in a Washington hospital after shoulder replacement surgery following a bicycle accident.
Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg says 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.
Breyer was appointed to the court in 1994 by President Bill Clinton.
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