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By Sky Sport MotoGP HD

Will Dovizioso be ready for the opening race?

Speaking to SKY Sport MotoGP, Prof. Porcellini gives an update after the Italian underwent surgery on his collarbone injury

After suffering a motocross accident on Sunday, Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso underwent surgery on a fractured collarbone and speaking to SKY Sport MotoGP, Prof. Porcellini gave an update on the Italian’s condition.

“The patient arrived with a displaced clavicle fracture of the sternal end, therefore it was a little more complicated. We reduced it, we put a metal plate in to stabilise and now it will be a quick job to get back on the bike immediately. From a clinical point of view, the conditions are excellent.”

The big question is will Dovizioso be ready for the opening round of the 2020 MotoGP™ season on the 19th of July? According to Prof. Porcellini, the Ducati star will be able to make it.

“With Fabrizio Borra, his physiotherapist, we had already planned a physiotherapy cycle to make sure he’s as ready as possible. Last time he returned to racing after 21 days. From a muscular point of view, he will make it, motorcycle racers have something more, they endure the pain better, so I think he will make it.”

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