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MotoGP: Pedrosa Undergoes Surgery

2011 MotoGP Crash Update

Following the controversial crash at Le Mans MotoGP Sunday, it was confirmed Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa broke his right collarbone.

The Spaniard returned home later that day, and had additional tests. Pedrosa had the choice of either undergoing surgery or letting the bone naturally heal because it was a “clean break.”

After a few days of discussing things with his doctor, Pedrosa decided to undergo collarbone surgery on Wednesday at the Clinica Teknon in Barcelona

Dani returned to the same surgeons (Dr. Joaquim Casañas and Dr. César García-Madrid) that performed the April 6 operation when they removed the plate from the left collarbone to decompress the subclavian artery; Pedrosa broke the left collarbone at Motegi in 2010 MotoGP.

Repsol Honda says: “In (Wednesday’s) operation performed at midday, a titanium plate was inserted to fix the fracture in the right collarbone. Following medical checks, the Repsol Honda rider will be discharged from hospital and in the next week he is expected to begin passive rehabilitation.”

The France MotoGP crash was controversial due to Marco Simoncelli’s way of passing Pedrosa at Turn 9. Click here for the report.

It is unknown if Pedrosa will compete aboard the Repsol Honda at the following round of the 2011 MotoGP Championship in Catalunya on June 5.

With four of 17 MotoGP rounds completed, Pedrosa is currently in third place with 61 points, 17 behind the leader Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha Factory Racing).

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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