Dani Pedrosa Has Screw Removed after Hand Surgery

Dani Pedrosa will be hoping to turn the table in the MotoGP championship next year, despite the fact that he is not currently listed as a main contender for the title in 2010. Looking at some tough competition from Yamaha duo Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo, as well as Ducati's Casey Stoner, the Spaniard received at least one good news prior to his new MotoGP campaign.

According to Spanish reports, the Repsol Honda rider recently got rid of a screw that was inserted in his hand following a past injury. Now that the operation at the USP Institut Universitari Dexeus in Barcelona was successful and the screw was finally removed, Pedrosa will be hoping to improve his bike control throughout the next season.

During the same operation, Dr Xavier Mir at the Barcelona institute decided to ease the extensor tendons at the same hand from which they removed the screw, therefore helping his wrist become more mobile.

The reports showed that the surgery took place before Christmas and lasted for a few hours, after which the Honda rider was immediately released home so he could join his family for the holidays. It will take the Spaniard approximately 2 weeks to completely recover from the operations, meaning he could get on a competition bike before mid-January.

The Ropsol Honda rider suffered plenty of crashes over the past couple of years in the series, most of them leading to hand injuries.

Pedrosa will be entering his 5th season with Honda's works team in the MotoGP series next year, which may very well be his last with the outfit. His contract with Repsol Honda runs out at the end of 2010, and the latest rumors link him with a Ducati switch in 2011.
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