As we all know, the career of Dani Pedrosa was rich in injuries, which prevented him from achieving more than he did. But the rider from Sabadell keeps suffering injuries also after leaving races and now, he has to recover from a double right collarbone fracture. Pedrosa will soon undergo a surgery, which will lead to the application in his collarbone of cells taken from his bone marrow, and then he’ll face a long period of rehabilitation. A very bad news for him and KTM, as the Austrian manufacturer hopes to improve RC16 thanks to the Spaniard.
Here’s what Pedrosa wrote on a release: “I suddenly had a ‘stress’ double right collarbone fracture, following a simple effort. I broke my right collarbone several times and now the blood doesn’t flow in the central part of my bone properly, due to osteoporosis. I need surgery to make my bone heal and have a good recovery. After some tests and consultation, we’ve decided to focus on the complete recovery of my bone.”
The injury soffered by Pedrosa forces KTM to stop the program they had with the Spaniard, which had started last December at Jerez. “I say thank you to KTM – said Pedrosa – for their support. We’re happy with how we’re working together and so I want to be 100% fit as soon as possible. It’s not over.”
Translated by Alessandro Palma