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Melandri gets shoulder injury corrected

The Italian is likely to be back on the bike in time for testing, although he may not be entirely up to speed.
Yamaha is confident Marco Melandri will be close to full fitness when official World Superbike testing gets underway in January after going under the knife to correct a shoulder complaint.

Melandri has been the subject of speculation regarding his condition in recent weeks after taking to Twitter to reveal problems with his shoulder, a consequence of an injury sustained earlier in the season.

Most recently posting 'Bad present for Christmas... For sure better now than in a month... Hope to be ready for round 1…', Yamaha has since revealed that Melandri underwent a minor surgery to 'clean up' the limb and prevent further aggravation over the season.

Nonetheless, while Yamaha admit Melandri – who requires the use of a brace for two weeks - will have to ease off from training during the month of January, it is satisfied that the Italian will be present for the first official pre-season test at Portimao towards the end of the month.

The surgery, which took place in Italy, was taken out by Dr Giuseppe Porcellini - the doctor that worked on the shoulder of Valentino Rossi recently.


Tagged as: Yamaha , Marco Melandri

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