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Motegi MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa to undergo shoulder surgery

Published: 02 October 2010

Dani Pedrosa will have surgery on the left collarbone he badly damaged in a heavy practice crash at the Twin Ring Motegi later on today (Saturday).

The Spaniard has arrived back in Europe and been admitted to the A&E department of the USP Dexeus in Barcelona following a crash caused when the throttle on his factory RC212V jammed open.

The Head of the Hand Surgery Unit at USP Dexeus, Dr. Xavier Mir, examined the Repsol Honda rider and did a three-dimensional CAT scan that confirmed a fracture (4 fragments) of the left collarbone, which needs to be set with a locked titanium plate. It has also been confirmed that he has a grade two sprain to his left ankle, which needs to be immobilised.