WABC-TV—October 30, 2014
The 55 year old had run 28 marathons when a high speed bike crash in Central Park took him off course. Fred says, "I swerved to avoid a biker and I crashed."
His wife got him trauma care at Hospital for Special Surgery with Dr. David Helfet. "He fell off his bicycle - broke his pelvis and ball of the hip joint went into the pelvis...well, after this you're lucky if you could walk without a limp," Helfet said.
Fred had not missed a New York Marathon since 1995 and he still hasn't!! Ironically his surgery was the year of Superstorm Sandy's cancellation - now rebuilt, he's become somewhat of a bionic man. "I'm actually in better shape now than I was before the injury," said Fred.
He explains trauma care can make people whole again but he credits Fred's pre-injury active lifestyle and his marathon mindset to securing his full recovery.
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