Justice Stephen G. Breyer of the United States Supreme Court underwent shoulder replacement surgery on Saturday following injuries sustained in a bicycle accident.

The 74-year-old justice was expected to make a full recovery after the operation, Kathy Arberg, a spokeswoman for the court, said. Breyer injured his right shoulder on Friday while riding near the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

"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, ...in Washington, D.C. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital following his injury."

Appointed to the court by then-President Bill Clinton in 1994, Breyer hasn't had good luck with bicycles. In 1993, he sustained broken ribs and a punctured lung in a bicycle crash just before his nomination to the highest court in land. And in 2011 he broke his collarbone in a separate accident.