Dani Pedrosa to Have Surgery After Jerez

Dani_Pedrosa_Shoulder_InjuryDani Pedrosa and the Repsol Honda team have decided that the best course of action to heal Pedrosa’s shoulder is to have surgery on the injury after the Jerez race. The good news, however, is that after the Jerez race, Pedrosa will have nearly a month to recover before the next MotoGP round in Portugal.

Pedrosa underwent surgery on his shoulder last October, and was confident that the 2011 MotoGP season would be smooth sailing. But after feeling constant pain in Qatar, the Repsol Honda rider decided to have his shoulder re-examined.

Doctors found that Pedrosa had intermittent compression of the subclavian artery, which can cause pain, numbness, and a loss of strength in his arm.

Pedrosa will have to fight through the pain this weekend, but hopefully the surgery will put Pedrosa back at 100% for the remainder of the 2011 MotoGP season.

“It’s never pleasant to have an operation, but we’ve been looking for an answer for a lot of time about the effects of this injury and I’m calmed because I finally know what has happened,” Pedrosa said. “Now, we are in Jerez and I want to concentrate on the race, working with my team in the best possible way to prepare the Grand Prix.

“This race is special, the fans are always there to give you an extra point and I hope it helps me, as always. I like the track, I’ve had always good results here and I face the weekend with the aim to do my best in my current conditions.”

Pedrosa will have a titanium plate and screws removed from his collar bone during the operation. He will begin rehab immediately, and is aiming to be ready for the third round of the 2011 MotoGP season in Portugal on May 1st.

Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com

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