While riding his bike through Central Park, the lead singer attempted to avoid another rider and was involved in a "high energy bicycle accident," orthopaedic trauma surgeon Dr. Dean Lorich from New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Hospital for Special Surgery said in a statement to Rolling Stone.
Bono was rushed to the hospital where he underwent multiple X-rays and CAT scans, followed by five hours of surgery to treat a facial fracture in his left eye socket, three separate fractures of his left shoulder blade and a fracture of the left humerus in his upper arm, which left the bone shattered in six different places. It also tore through the skin.
According to Lorich, the bone was repaired by inserting three metal plates and 18 screws. The singer underwent a second surgery on Monday to repair a fractured pinky finger.
Lorich said Bono will need intensive and progressive therapy but a full recovery is expected.
On Sunday, the group posted that Bono had injured his arm in a cycling spill, and that they would be postponing their upcoming weeklong residency on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Ever the dedicated host, Fallon donned shades and Bono's trademark cadet cap to provide guests and viewers the next best thing, taking it upon himself to perform "Desire" with The Roots.