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Tests rule out Pedrosa fractures

Tests rule out Pedrosa fractures

Tests rule out Pedrosa fractures

Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa underwent precautionary medical tests at the Dexeus Hospital in Barcelona today, which ruled out any possible fractures following his crash at Istanbul Park.

Pedrosa was caught up in a multiple collision which also involved Kawasaki's Olivier Jacque, Yamaha's Colin Edwards and Suzuki rider Chris Vermeulen in the first lap of Sunday afternoon's MotoGP race at the Grand Prix of Turkey.

He left the circuit in a neck brace following treatment at Clinica Mobile and was flown back to his native Catalunya on Monday morning to have scans under the watchful eye of Doctor Xavier Mir in order to rule out any possibility of broken bones after his initial assessment at the Turkish track.

The x-rays on his neck and chest showed heavy bruising but no fractures, so Pedrosa's medical advisors can now give him a structured recovery plan in order to give him the best chance of being ready for the next round of the World Championship - which takes place in less the two weeks in China.

The Spanish rider will continue to wear a neck brace for several days to avoid any sudden movements and to relax his neck, whilst taking painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce pain.

MotoGP, 2007, GRAND PRIX OF TURKEY, Dani Pedrosa

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