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Pedrosa continues to make steady progress

Pedrosa continues to make steady progress

Pedrosa continues to make steady progress

Dani Pedrosa is continuing to make progress with his injury after surgery last Friday. The 125cc World Champion is still recovering in the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne and tomorrow will undergo a fresh examination to determine if he can still meet his planned date to return to Spain, pencilled in for this coming weekend.

Since yesterday, a few extra days in the hospital will be a bit more comfortable for the 18 year old, because after further tests a suspected back injury has been ruled out and the support that was restricting his movements has subsequently been removed.

This afternoon his father and brother arrived back in Barcelona after initially jetting out to celebrate his title in Australia but have since decided to return with the team. At the same time preparations are underway so that Pedrosa can make the long trip back in the most comfortable conditions as possible. A plane belonging to the Catalan Road-Medical club RACC, along with two doctors of the organisation, will head to London with the unfortunate rider whereupon another flight with special medical facilities will then go on to Barcelona. Accompanying the Spaniard on the trip will be his mother, Basi, and Team director Alberto Puig, who has been at his side since the accident, that occurred last Friday during the first session of free practice at Phillip Island.

Pedrosa has suffered a severe fracture of the left ankle and another less serious on the outside of his right; the estimated period of recovery at this current time is between three and four months.

125cc, 2003, Dani Pedrosa

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