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Pedrosa in doubt for Catalunya

Repsol Honda rider suffers a broken right collarbone in the Le Mans crash

THE crash at Le Mans has been costly for Dani Pedrosa with the Repsol Honda rider diagnosed with a broken right collarbone and now the title hopeful may miss the next round at Catalunya.

A statement from Repsol Honda reads:

Immediately following yesterday's race, Dani Pedrosa returned to Barcelona with the X-ray scans from the Le Mans circuit medical centre. He visited his doctors at Teknon Medical Centre and further medical tests confirmed a clean break of the right collarbone.

Pedrosa spent the night in the hospital, immobilised with a compressive dressing, and will decide in the next few days if he will undergo surgery to repair the fracture with a new plate or let the bone heal itself without intervention. In either case, his presence in the Grand Prix of Catalunya, to be held on June 5th, is uncertain.