Nicky Hayden is ready to ride on for the remainder of the Catalunya MotoGP weekend and didn't appear worried as he stated that his injured wrist is unlikely to fully recover.

The Drive M7 Aspar rider missed Mugello and headed for surgery due to continued problems with his right wrist, first fractured at Valencia in 2011 and damaged several times since.

"After this many operations it's probably never going to completely recover, but most racers here don't have complete wrists," smiled the 2006 world champion, speaking in the Catalunya paddock. "Maybe some Moto3 riders have great wrists but not by the time you get to MotoGP!"

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The good news is that, although in pain, Hayden already feels better than before the surgery and is confident of improving on 19th place in Friday practice.

"We know that this won't be an easy Grand Prix, but it is a home race for the team and we will try to do our best. The operation last week went better than expected and I feel considerably better than at Mugello.

"Unless tomorrow morning when I get up I have a specific problem, my goal is to ride all weekend. I hope to score plenty of points on Sunday. My main problem is my right hand when braking, but it's something I already had in mind, so I'm willing to deal with this situation."