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In the News: Bono faces long recovery after bike crash

Rockstar Bono suffered multiple serious injuries after crash in Central Park on Sunday

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Today.com reports that U2 frontman Bono faces a long road to recovery after crashing on a bike ride in New York City’s Central Park on Sunday.

The singer attempted to avoid another rider and was involved in what doctors have called a “high energy bicycle accident.” Bono was rushed to New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center’s Emergency Department and underwent “multiple X-rays and CAT scans” followed by five hours of surgery.

The singer suffered numerous serious injuries, including a “facial fracture involving the orbit of his eye,” three separate fractures of his left shoulder blade, and a fracture of his left humerus bone in his upper arm. The latter injury was particularly damaging, with the bone shattering in six different places and tearing through his skin.

According to orthopedic trauma surgeon Dean Lorich, MD, “[Bono] was taken emergently to the operating room … where the elbow was washed out and debrided, a nerve trapped in the break was moved and the bone was repaired with three metal plates and 18 screws.” On Monday, Bono underwent a second surgery to repair a fractured left pinky finger.

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