Written by Dan Evon, Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com
Dani Pedrosa had to watch from the sidelines as his teammate, Andrea Dovizioso, claimed Repsol Honda’s 250th podium at the Japan GP last weekend. Pedrosa was having collarbone surgery, and missed the MotoGP race in Motegi.
The good news is that Pedrosa is now out of the hospital, and can start the recovery process. The bad news is that Pedrosa might not be healthy enough to compete in Malaysia this weekend.
Pedrosa had a titanium plate inserted in his left collarbone. He will begin an “active-passive” rehabilitation program under his physiotherapist. There is no estimate on Pedrosa’s return as of yet, but he is meeting with his doctors tomorrow to talk about this weekend’s race and the rest of the MotoGP season.
“We have discharged him and today he will start active-passive rehabilitation with his trusted physiotherapist,” said Dr. Xavier Mir. “We will meet again next Wednesday to treat him again and check how the injury is evolving.”