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Pedrosa recovering after successful operation

Pedrosa recovering after successful operation

Pedrosa recovering after successful operation

Daniel Pedrosa is recovering in the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne after undergoing a four hour operation on Friday night. The 125cc World Champion, who was injured when he crashed in the free practice for the SKYY Vodka Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, was treated for a fracture of the inner malleolus on his right leg and two other fractures - one on the tibia and one on the astragalus - in his left leg.

During the operation, which began at 20:00 local time, the surgeons inserted two screws into his right foot. An unspecified number of screws were also inserted into left foot, which was a more complicated injury. After the operation the 18 year old was put under observation before being transferred to a ward, where he slept through a trouble-free night. He will stay in Australia for the next few days until he is fit enough to fly home to Spain.

The Clinica Mobile calculate a recovery period of around three to four months before the new 125cc World Champion can get back on a motorcycle, meaning he should be fit in time for the intense winter testing period at the start of 2004, when he is expected to make his debut aboard a 250cc machine.

Tags:
125cc, 2003, SKYY VODKA Australian Grand Prix, Dani Pedrosa

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