The full extent of Bono's cycling injuries is pretty shocking

U2 singer Bono broke his left arm in six places, fractured his eye socket, shoulder blade and hand, requiring over five hours of surgery.

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When Bono came a cropper on his bike in New York City’s Central Park we didn’t imagine his injuries were quite as serious as they turned out to be.

The U2 frontman required two separate surgeries, the first lasting five hours on Sunday, after breaking his arm in six places and fracturing his eye socket, hand and shoulder blade.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.