Update on Dani Pedrosa's Condition, 1 Week Rest and a Cast has spoken with Dr. Xavier Mir for the the Quieron-Dexeus University hospital in Barcelona and he was kind enough to provide updates on Dani Pedrosa’s health status.
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Dr. Mir says that Pedrosa is to have a week of rest, with his right hand in a cast. He says that during these rest days his hand should start healing and if everything works out as expected and no complications appear, Dani could begin rehabilitation from next Monday.

Even though the surgery was minimally invasive, Dr. Mir adds that there is always a “bit of margin”. Even if Dani’s hand starts healing well, the Spaniard will not be 100% well for the next MotoGP round in France, at Le Mans in some 10 days’ time. The odds for seeing Pedrosa at Le Mans are quite good, Mir adds.

Dani Pedrosa has had a similar operation 12 years ago, but Dr. Mir says the diameter of his wrist grew since then, and such pains were kind of expected to return. Pedrosa felt pain in his right forearm during the last Grands Prix, and tries to solve is problem with physiotherapy, but after his third place in Jerez last Sunday, it was more than obvious that his hand needed the issue addressed via surgery.

LCR Honda’s Stefan Bradl had the same kind of surgery in Germany this week, to fix the arm pump condition of his right hand. Arm pump is an affliction which affects quite a lot of riders in all classes. The expanding flexor and extensor muscles in the forearm restrict the blood flow to the extremity of the hand, causing pain, numbness and lack of feel.
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