Following the conclusion of the 2013 MotoGP season and the first days of testing with the 2014 prototype, Dani Pedrosa used a brief break in his schedule to undergo surgery in Barcelona.
The Repsol Honda rider was successfully operated on Thursday, in a procedure to remove osteosynthetic materials inserted onto his right collarbone in 2011. The surgery took place at the Universitario Quirón Dexeus Hospital, and was carried out by Dr. Xavier Mir, Director of the Microsurgery and Surgery department at the facility.
After the removal of the metal plate and 13 screws, Pedrosa was discharged from hospital on Friday. He will be inactive for two weeks, before beginning a functional recovery programme.
“We will have to wait a few days to see how everything develops and, above all, give it a little time,” Pedrosa said. “That’s why I chose this break in our schedule to undergo the operation. Now I need to rest up, but I can’t wait to be fully recovered soon.”
–From Repsol Honda