Dani Pedrosa’s status for the Grand Prix of the Americas is unknown after Repsol Honda Team revealed the rider had surgery to repair his fractured right wrist, which he suffered in an early crash in the Argentina Grand Prix.
Pedrosa’s highside came on the very first lap after he was clipped by Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Johann Zarco on a wet part of the track. He suffered a hard blow to his wrist and complained of “a lot of pain.”
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A 3D CT scan confirmed an intra-articular fracture of the right distal radius, the team said. A titanium screw was inserted by a team from the Catalan Institute of Traumatology and Sports Medicine (ICATME) at the Hospital Universitari Dexeus in Barcelona. He will be evaluated in 48 hours, and if progress is positive he will be able to begin rehabilitation on Saturday.