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Pedrosa´s Laguna Seca participation verdict due before Wednesday afternoon

Pedrosa´s Laguna Seca participation verdict due before Wednesday afternoon

After diagnosis of a fractured wrist & finger and sprained ankle -followed by a small arthroscopic procedure- Dani Pedrosa will make a decision on his involvement in the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix shortly.

Dani Pedrosa´s participation in the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix will be decided between now and Wednesday morning, with the Repsol Honda rider having been undergoing examination at the USP Universitari Dexeus in Barcelona since 10pm on Sunday evening. The injuries suffered by the Spaniard in a crash at the Alice Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland have been diagnosed as finger and wrist fractures to the left hand and a sprain to his right ankle. An ankle fracture had previously been feared.

Pedrosa´s surgeon, Dr. Xavier Mir, explained the 2007 World Championship runner up's condition, revealing that a small procedure had been performed, in the following statement:

`Dani Pedrosa presents a general inflammation of the left hand with hematomas in the sheathes of both extending tendons. The pilot shows a displaced fracture of the distal phalanx of the left pointing finger, which has been reduced. Further on, the patient presents a sprain of the proximal interphalaxical joint of the middle finger of the left hand which has been totally immobilized. Finally, he has undergone a fixation of a fracture of the big bone of the left wrist by an arthroscopic technique. It is confirmed that the patient has suffered a lateral external sprain of the right ankle. ´

MotoGP, 2008, Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team

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