In the weeks following his unfortunate cycling accident in New York’s Central Park, U2’s frontman, lamented on the band’s website, the likelihood that he may never play the guitar again.
“The recovery has been more difficult than I thought. As I write this it is not clear that I will ever play guitar again.”
To the contrary however, a leading orthopedic surgeon, is saying that picking up the instrument may be just what the singer needs.
Dr Robert Klapper of the Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, was reacting to the posting of x-rays of Bono’s shattered elbow, that the 54-year-old musician posted on U2’s website on New Year’s Day.
The image shows three titanium plates and 18 screws that now hold the joint together.
Klapper told the British newspaper, the Daily Mail, on Sunday, that it was “certainly one of the most devastating and complex elbow injuries I’ve ever seen.”
However, the surgeon also added, “Playing the guitar is absolutely the best physical therapy for this type of injury.”
“I expect Bono to play the guitar and continue to be the great musician we all know and love.”
Bono was quoted as saying, that the accident occurred as a result of him trying to avoid a collision with another cyclist.
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