MotoGP » Pedrosa reveals complete collarbone fracture

“A week later, we have been able to see that the fracture is a complete fracture” – Dani Pedrosa.

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July 25, 2013 11:43 AM

I really wonder if those X ray machines at the Clinica Mobile and in the German hospital were dodgy.
How the "H" on earth can't multiple X ray machines reveal a broken collarbone? I wonder if there were given any false comments to let Dani race to the doctor. The doctor who declared him fit to race must have been blind. I really wonder why riders are declared "fit" with broken bones. There should be a rule to clear all those mishaps from lately. "Dr. Rossi" was right during Laguna's pre press conference "they're all declared unfit to race"....


July 25, 2013 11:55 AM

Riders have to pass a series of strenuous tests before being passed fit to ride. Having a broken collar bone does not make you unfit to ride. If you can put up with the pain and the chance of doing lasting damage, you can race.
Many, many riders have ridden with broken bones, often quite successfully.
I'm just amazed that Pedrosa has anything left of his collar bones after damaging them so often.


July 25, 2013 12:10 PM

More likely they minimized the actual extent of the damage to ensure he could focus on riding and scoring point than having to do a bunch of fitness tests that would prevent him from riding.......


July 25, 2013 1:22 PM

Maybe it was the stress he put his partially broken collarbone through that caused it to break completely. Put enough stress on, say, a cracked metal rod and it will break. bones behave quite similarly to that.


July 25, 2013 1:30 PM

Remember when Dani didn't race at Sachsenring? A bunch of muppets chose to lay into the guy calling him basically a bit of a wuss.

One mouth-breather went so far on Crash as to state DP to be a cry-baby.

Wonder what these hard-of-thinking keyboard heroes will have to say about this article?

There's a lot of falseness and hype, manipulation and PR in MotoGP, as well as the general mess that Dorna have made that makes MotoGP the 3-tier uncompetitive farce that it is.

But, the one thing that you can be sure is genuine is the sheer bravery and determination of the racers. Anyone who's ever ridden (& crashed) a motorcycle knows that if they have another, it ain't "will it hurt" but "how much will it hurt" - and that's without getting back on injured and pushing 100%.

Only a complete cretin would fail to respect Racers who do this.


July 25, 2013 1:57 PM

Well Mr. Wright.
A broken man? I seem to recall that, despite (another) broken collarbone he beat Lorenzo and Crutchlow last time out in Laguna Seca.
He is still a close second in the championship.
He has a contract with Repsol Honda until the end of 2014.
I don't know what you are smoking but can I have some - it must be really good sh*t!

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