Pedrosa undergoes successful surgery

The number 26 is in doubt for Austin after a fracture in his arm, but signs could point to a return by Jerez

After his crash near the start of the #ArgentinaGP, Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) needed surgery on a broken radius – with that having now been carried out successfully at the Hospital Universitario Dexeus - Grupo Quirónsalud in Barcelona. Doctor Xavier Mir, part of the MotoGP™ medical team and voted one of the best doctors in Spain, performed the operation.

Pedrosa was suffering from a distal fracture of the right radius; also affecting the joint.

“The operation was a bit invasive,” begins Mir, and the Spaniard doesn’t give an exact timeframe for recovery – admitting that riders often recover quickdf than normal. “The idea would be to come back for Jerez instead of Austin. But it’s not sure when he will be competing. His wrist is inflamed, and more will be known in the next 72 hours."