When it was first reported Bono injured himself falling off a bike in Central Park you may have thought the worst injuries may be a few scrapes perhaps a bruised ego (is that possible for Bono?) but now we hear that the injuries were pretty severe. Severe enough to require 5 hours of surgery.
He suffered a fractured face, shoulder blade and upper arm, which split into six pieces after it was driven through his own skin. Yikes.
Orthopaedic trauma surgeon Dean Lorich told Rolling Stone Magazine “He was taken emergently to the operating room for a five-hour surgery Sunday evening 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. One day later, he had surgery to his left hand to repair a fracture of his fifth metacarpal.”
He is expected to make a full recovery but will need some therapy and plenty of time to heal.
Get well soon Bono.