Pedrosa Undergoes Forearm Surgery, Confident for Le Mans MotoGP
Dani Pedrosa Forearm Surgery
Arm pump issues plague many in Grand Prix motorcycle racing, especially those in the premier MotoGP class.
And one rider that had suffered from this “Compartmental Syndrome” in the opening rounds of 2014 MotoGP was Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa. To combat the problem, the Spaniard who finished on the podium at every race so far this season has undergone successful forearm surgery.
And Repsol Honda reports Pedrosa should be recovered in time for the Le Mans MotoGP less than two weeks away.
Pedrsoa had underwent the operation Tuesday at Hospital Universitario Quirón Dexeus in Spain.
Dr. Mir performed the surgery on Pedrosa’s right forearm following a positive week of racing – Pedrsoa finished third at Sunday’s Jerez MotoGP, 1.529 seconds behind the winner, teammate Marc Marquez. Pedrosa followed this performance with a positive one-day test Monday at Jerez.
Speaking of the surgery, Repsol Honda says “Due to discomfort in his right forearm, Dani was initially examined by Dr. Mir. After the consultation it was decided to carry out the operation immediately, in order to increase Dani’s chances to compete in the upcoming French Grand Prix. Dr. Mir used two incisions to enter the forearm, freeing the flexor and prone-extensor muscles in the appendage via minimally invasive microsurgery.”
Following the surgery, Pedrosa must remain in the hospital for 24 hours. And if the healing goes well, he will be present at Le Mans for the French Grand Prix 10 days away.