The collarbone that Dani Pedrosa broke at Le Mans continues to plague him. The Repsol Honda Team today announced that Pedrosa has entered hospital this afternoon for further surgery on his injured collarbone. According to the press release, the surgery is to fix a fragment of bone that has shifted and pin it back in place.
The surgery is sure to fuel further the fires of speculation that surrounds Pedrosa and his injury. Though it is entirely plausible that a bone fragment moved during rehabilitation, it is equally plausible that something happened to cause the fragment to shift. Rumors in the Spanish press - denied by HRC - continue that Pedrosa was injured in a training accident, some sources saying the accident involved crashing while riding a supermoto bike. Such rumors are incredibly hard to verify, with only people inside Pedrosa's closest circle knowing the exact truth of what happened.
A new press release is expected this afternoon, with news of Pedrosa's surgery. The outcome of that will determine whether Pedrosa rides at Assen or not a week on Saturday. The current press release is shown below, the new one will be published as soon as it is available.
Pedrosa receives further surgery to collarbone injury
This afternoon in Barcelona, Dani Pedrosa will receive new surgery to the right collarbone that was broken in the GP of France.
During the rehabilitation process in the past weeks a very small fragment of bone moved, therefore to aid faster healing, doctors will proceed to fix this fragment.
More details to follow after the surgery later today.