Stephen Breyer, Supreme Court justice, undergoes shoulder surgery after bicycle fall

In this photo taken Jan. 24, 2013, file

In this photo taken Jan. 24, 2013, file photo U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer reacts during a lecture at Boston University School of Law in Boston. Breyer is in a Washington hospital after shoulder replacement surgery following a bicycle accident injury to his right shoulder Friday, April 26, 2013. Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg says the 74-year-old Breyer is expected to make a full recovery following the operation Saturday. Previously he 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. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) (Credit: AP Photo Elise Amendola)

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer underwent shoulder-replacement surgery today after falling from his bicycle, according to a court statement.

Breyer's surgery was to repair a fracture sustained in his right shoulder following a fall from his bicycle near the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington Saturday. The surgery, which was performed at Georgetown University Hospital, was successful and the justice is expected to be released from the hospital "early in the week," according to the statement.

Breyer, 74, was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1994 by former Democratic President Bill Clinton.

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