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Breyer Has Shoulder Surgery After Bike Accident

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File photo of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages)

File photo of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages)

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WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.

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

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