Rossi Delays Shoulder Surgery

Still Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi delays taking a decision on the shoulder surgery he must have and says that he tries to focus on the remaining races in the current MotoGP season. Rossi admitted that he's still in pain after the Motocross accident he suffered in April, despite the recovery process he went through. However, plans for a surgery are still under evaluation, so Rossi will carefully monitor his medical status in the races to come.

"Unfortunately the situation of the shoulder is not very positive," he said. "One month ago we were very positive about not having to do the surgery, but unfortunately I have pain and after the race at Misano I spent two or three days with a lot of pain."

"I'm not in a hurry because now I have to do the next six races and that will be the test for understanding if I have to do the surgery over the winter or not."

Rossi will most likely have the surgery on the injured shoulder in the off-season when he'll have enough time to both recover and prepare his next year's Ducati motorcycle. For the time being, he'll try to stay close to Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa.

"My target is to try to stay with Jorge and Dani, who now do a great job at every track in every condition," Rossi added in the statement. "At Misano at the end of the race I was doing good lap times and now I have to continue like this and try to fight with those two guys."
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