The Spanish Dani Pedrosa, the official Honda MotoGP rider, underwent surgery “satisfactorily” to solve the problems of compartment syndrome in his right forearm, in Madrid, according to his team in a statement.
“The intervention planned to solve Dani Pedrosa’s compartment syndrome problems has been carried out successfully by Dr. Ángel Villamor and lasted approximately 2 hours,” he said.
“During microsurgery, have the muscle fasciae – the tissue that surrounds the muscle and shapes it – have been dissected and excised? that caused the pilot problems, “he added.
On Sunday, shortly after finishing sixth in the Qatar Grand Prix, the Catalan announced that he was withdrawing from the competition for an indeterminate period until he found a solution to the pain in his right forearm.
Four days later, his team announced that he would undergo an operation and that he would be out for four to six weeks.
«The intervention has been complicated and aggressive; it has been performed using microsurgical technique and microscopic lenses have been used. It was carried out under local anesthesia and lasted approximately two hours, ”said Ángel Villamor, the doctor in charge of the operation.
Honda announced Thursday that Pedrosa “will probably miss the Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin on April 12 and the Argentine Grand Prix on April 19”
The Japanese Hiroshi Aoyama (250cc world champion in 2009) and test driver of the brand will be the replacement of the Spanish, said the team.