By Stuart Clarke published
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.
Bono’s band mates revealed on the U2 website that the singer had “injured himself in a cycling spill”, but a statement released by New York's Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center said Bono was involved in a “high-energy bicycle accident when he attempted to avoid another rider”.
The singer required three metal plates to be inserted into his left arm, having shattered his humerus in six places, with it tearing through his skin.
Orthopedic trauma surgeon Dean Lorich told Rolling Stone magazine that Bono will “require intensive and progressive therapy,” but “a full recovery is expected”.
Source: Rolling Stone
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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.
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