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Justice Breyer Fractures Shoulder In (Another) Bike Accident

NPR | April 27, 2013 3:23 p.m.

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Melisa Goh

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer fell from his bike while riding along the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Friday. He underwent surgery for a fractured shoulder on Saturday.

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer fell from his bike while riding along the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Friday. He underwent surgery for a fractured shoulder on Saturday.

Alex Brandon, AP

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is recovering in a Georgetown hospital Saturday, following surgery for a fractured shoulder.

The 74-year-old justice fell while riding his bike along Washington’s National Mall on Friday, NPR’s Nina Totenberg reports.

This makes the third time Breyer has sustained a major injury while riding his bicycle. In May 2011, the justice broke his collarbone riding near his home in Cambridge, Mass. In 1993, Boston.com reports, he suffered a punctured lung and broken ribs when a car hit him in Boston’s Harvard Square.

Breyer is expected to be released from the hospital early next week.

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