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Pedrosa holds post-surgery press conference

Pedrosa holds post-surgery press conference

Having successfully undergone surgery in Barcelona to treat a fractured second metacarpal, Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa today spoke to the media in a specially organised press conference at the Dexeus clinic.

Having successfully undergone surgery in Barcelona to treat a fractured second metacarpal, Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa today spoke to the media in a specially organised press conference at the Dexeus clinic.

The Spaniard extended his thanks to Dr. Xavier Mir and his team, who carried out the procedure on his hand at around 2pm yesterday afternoon. Pedrosa will be able to begin his rehabilitation in the coming days, with a view to a speedy comeback ahead of the 2008 season.

"I am very eager to recover and I have the hope of being physically fit very soon," stated the 2007 MotoGP runner-up to the gathered journalists.

"The operation went very well; Dr. Mir and everyone involved in the procedure did a very good job, and I was as always well assisted."

Certain to miss the upcoming test in Phillip Island, Pedrosa has been provisionally sidelined for up to six weeks. Whilst he will no doubt work as hard as possible to speed up the process, there is little that the Spaniard can do other than wait and see how the recuperation process develops.

"The state of the injury will decide when I return to riding, and we will assess from day to day whether I will be able to take part in any tests," he continued. "Compared with my previous ankle injuries, this is not so serious, although in that instance I had more time to recover."

"The crash was fast, and I didn't have any indication that it was going to happen. I think something was wrong at the time of both my first and second crash, and the mechanics are looking into this," concluded the 21 year-old, before firing a barb at team-mate Nicky Hayden when questioned about the American's leading the Honda RC212V's development in his absence.

"He has been in charge of developing a machine before, and traditionally it hasn't gone so well.." was Pedrosa's cutting riposte.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2008, Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team

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