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Justice Breyer Hospitalized After Accident

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has been hospitalized following a bicycle accident yesterday in Washington, D.C., a court spokesperson said today.

“Associate Justice Stephen Breyer underwent reverse shoulder replacement surgery for a proximal humerus fracture this morning at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital,” court spokesperson Kathleen Arberg said. “The fracture was sustained in his right shoulder in a fall from his bicycle on Friday afternoon, April 26, near the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.  He was taken by ambulance to the hospital following his injury.”

US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer poses during an interview with Agence France-Presse at the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on May 17, 2012.
The surgery was successful and Breyer is resting comfortably, the spokesperson said.  He is expected to be released from the hospital early in the week.