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Dovizioso: "I'm almost as good as new!"

Dovizioso: "I'm almost as good as new!"

Andrea Dovizioso underwent a successful surgery on his broken collarbone and is optimistic he will be ready for the first Official Test of the 2012 season in Sepang.

The Italian had surgery on Saturday to plate his right clavicle, which he fractured in four places in a relatively minor motocross crash last Thursday. The surgery was carried out by Dr. Giuseppe Porcellini, who also repaired Valentino Rossi's 2010 shoulder injury. After the hour procedure, Dovizioso announced via his Twitter account: "I’m almost as good as new!"

The new Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team rider will have to stabilize his arm for 15 days, after which he can begin rehabilitation, just over three weeks before pre-season testing gets underway at Sepang on January 31st. According to Dr. Porcellini, barring any unforeseen complications, the 25 year old should be able to participate in the first test in Malaysia without any problems.

MotoGP, 2011, Andrea Dovizioso, Monster Yamaha Tech 3

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