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Pedrosa fractures not expected by Clinica Mobile

Pedrosa fractures not expected by Clinica Mobile

Doctor Claudio Macchiagodena’s initial examination on Spaniard reveals only bruising and swelling.

One of the first to attend to Dani Pedrosa after his crash in Qatar, Clinica Mobile’s Doctor Claudio Macchiagodena has eased fears over the Spaniard’s condition. The experienced paddock medic performed the initial examination on Pedrosa’s left hand and knee, and his early findings were limited to bruising and swelling.

“Pedrosa’s crash has left him with trauma in the left knee and arm, of which the knee damage seems to be the most serious because of the previous injury (suffered at Phillip Island last year and subsequently treated with surgery). There is no evidence of any fracture and it will simply require re-bandaging,” said Macchiagodena on Monday night.

“There was a suspicion that perhaps a bone had been fractured in his hand, but the first examination has ruled this out. We will have to wait for 24 hours for the swelling to go down and be able to definitively eliminate the possibility of muscle or bone damage.”

Further examination on the Repsol Honda rider’s injuries will take place in Barcelona, Spain.

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MotoGP, 2009, Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team

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