Repsol Honda MotoGP rider, Dani Pedrosa, underwent surgery to his right forearm on Tuesday morning, in a procedure carried out by Dr. Mir at the Hospital Universitario Quirón Dexeus and is confident he will recover in time for the French GP.
After an intense weekend of action at the Spanish Grand Prix, where he missed out on second place by just 0.098s, followed by a positive day of testing on Monday, Pedrosa received surgery to treat compartmental syndrome, in order to fix an ailment common among World Championship riders.
Due to discomfort in his right forearm, the Spaniard was initially examined by Dr. Mir. After the consultation it was decided to carry out the operation immediately, in order to increase Pedrosa’s chances to compete in the upcoming French Grand Prix May 16-18. Dr. Mir used two incisions to enter the forearm, freeing the flexor and prone-extensor muscles in the appendage via minimally invasive microsurgery.
Pedrosa will remain in hospital for 24 hours, and will need to keep his arm immobile for some days. Following this, he will begin functional recovery. If his healing progress goes according to plan, he should be able to take part in the next race on the MotoGP calendar at Le Mans, France.
–From Repsol Honda