Medical checks confirm Pedrosa’s shoulder is still not at 100%
Dani Pedrosa underwent further medical checks after returning from Doha to seek an answer to the inconvenience that he suffered in his left arm in the Grand Prix of Qatar.
The Repsol Honda Team rider, who despite the pain managed to take a third place finish at Losail, suffered from numbness and lack of strengh in his left arm during the race and the suspicion that the injury he suffered in Japan last October, has not disappeared completely took him back to visit specialists.
Dani passed several tests, consisting of a three-dimensional CAT contrast scan and an MRI, and the results showed that there is no vascular or nerve compression in the canal of the collarbone, but there is a small stretch in the plexus, which although it is gradually improving, will need still a little more time to finish healing.
Dani Pedrosa: “I honestly didn’t expect my arm would react in this way, because during preseason I never felt so much trouble and I thought the problem was solved. However, I felt really bad in the Qatar race and was aware that the injury is not completely healed. It was a shame because in Qatar I found a good feeling and until the second half of the race – that’s when the pain started- I was really good and I saw a realistic chance of winning. I would be lying if I said I’m not disappointed, because this year the bike is working very well and I’m personally prepared, but unfortunately this complication has arisen and I have nothing else to do but give my best until the injury heals completely”.
Source: Repsol Media