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US MotoGP: Pedrosa reveals complete collarbone fracture

“A week later, we have been able to see that the fracture is a complete fracture” – Dani Pedrosa.
Medical checks following the US MotoGP have revealed that Dani Pedrosa, initially diagnosed with 'a small fracture in his left clavicle', was in fact riding with a complete collarbone break.

Pedrosa sustained the injury during a huge highside in practice for the previous German round - ruling him out of the race and costing him the title lead, before returning to action less than a week later to claim fifth in Sunday's Laguna Seca race.

The Spaniard wrote in his latest Repsol blog:

“After all of this effort, it was important to know how the bone was, so yesterday, I had a 3D CAT three-dimensional CT scan that confirmed something that did not show up on the first X-rays because of the swelling and because sometimes, there are fractures that give you a restricted view on an X-ray.

“With this 3D CAT three-dimensional CT scan, a week later, we have been able to see that the fracture is a complete fracture. The important thing is the collarbone has not been displaced and that after the effort it is still well aligned, so I will not need to have an operation.

“This is good news, all things considered, so two weeks from now, I will have another medical check-up and I am going to combine the holidays with physiotherapy sessions to recover and reach Indianapolis on form.”

The Repsol Honda star sat out morning practice on both Friday and Saturday to rest his shoulder. Pedrosa, now 16 points behind rookie team-mate Marc Marquez in the title chase, has until August 16-18 to recover for the Indianapolis round.

Reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo, who broke his collarbone at Assen and re-damaged it in Germany, is third in the championship.

Tagged as: Dani Pedrosa

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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!


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.

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