The Spaniard is unlikely to take part in the next round of MotoGP at Austin, Texas following an operation on a fractured radius in his right arm.

The injury, sustained when Pedrosa crashed out of the Argentinian GP, meant an operation for Dani on Tuesday at the Hospital Universitario Dexeus – Grupo Quirónsalud in Barcelona.

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Doctor Xavier Mir carried out the op on the distal fracture of the right radius, he said: ““The operation was a bit invasive,” begins Mir, and the Spaniard doesn’t give an exact timeframe for recovery – admitting that riders often recover quicker than normal. “The idea would be to come back for Jerez instead of Austin. But it’s not sure when he will be competing. His wrist is inflamed, and more will be known in the next 72 hours.”

Tony Carter

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