Politics

Justice Breyer has shoulder surgery after bike accident

FILE: Jan. 24, 2013: Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer at a lecture at Boston University School of Law in Boston. Mass.

FILE: Jan. 24, 2013: Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer at a lecture at Boston University School of Law in Boston. Mass.  (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.

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