Dani Pedrosa to undergo surgery after Jerez Grand Prix
The decision was made after the additional tests for the Repsol Honda Team rider by Doctor Eusebio Sala Planell, specialist in vascular surgery.
Dani Pedrosa has been diagnosed with intermittent compression of the subclavian artery, causing the numbness and lack of strength in his left arm. Pedrosa, who underwent surgery last October to set a double fracture of his left collarbone after a crash in the Japanese Grand Prix, will undergo surgery again following his participation in the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend to take advantage of the free month in the calendar due to the postponement of the Japanese Grand Prix.
In the operation, the titanium plate and screws will be taken out of the collarbone in order to release the compression pressure. The Spanish rider will start rehabilitation immediately afterwards and resume his activity in Estoril for the Portuguese Grand Prix on May 1st.
Dani Pedrosa: “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. 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 condition”.
Source: Repsol Media