Dani Pedrosa has suffered a fractured wrist in his lap one crash at the Termas De Rio Hondo circuit in Argentina on Sunday.
As a consequence of that crash, Pedrosa had to undergo surgery today in Barcelona to fix the intra-articular fracture in his right distal radius.
The fracture reduction and internal fixation with a titanium screw was performed at the Hospital Universitari Dexeus, by Dr. Xavier Mir and his team from the Catalan Institute of Traumatology and Sports Medicine (ICATME).
Pedrosa’s crash was the subject of some controversy. The Repsol Honda rider crashed after being forced wide at Turn 13 by Johann Zarco, who had taken the inside line.
Pedrosa was pushed out through a damp line onto a dirty section of track. When Pedrosa touched the gas, he highsided off the bike, falling heavily on his arm. Race Direction ruled it a racing incident, taking no action against Zarco for his involvement.
Initially, it looked as if Pedrosa had escaped the crash unharmed, though he complained of pain in his right wrist. Further examinations have now revealed a fracture to the right radius bone.
At this moment, it is unclear how long Pedrosa’s recovery will take, and how many races he will be forced to miss, if any.
Honda currently has two former Grand Prix riders lined up as test riders, Hiroshi Aoyama and Stefan Bradl. If Pedrosa has to miss one or more races, either of those two could be drafted in to take his place.
Source: Repsol Honda; Photo: MotoGP
This article was originally published on MotoMatters, and is republished here on Asphalt & Rubber with permission by the author.