MotoGP

Slow recovery for Pedrosa

Dani Pedrosa not happy with shoulder test results

Dani Pedrosa will face a longer road to full recovery after a scan reveals the cause of his numb arm in Qatar.

The HRC rider was unable to use the clutch and struggled to hold on for the last 8 laps in Qatar last Sunday due to severe weakness in his left arm.

A 3D CAT scan showed his shoulder, injured badly in a crash during the 2010 Japanese GP, has no vascular or nerve damage but does have a small stretch to the plexus. (a bundle of nerves between the neck and shoulder)

"I honestly didn't expect my arm would react in this way because during pre-season I didn't feel too much trouble and I thought the problem was solved," he said. "However, I felt really bad in the Qatar race and was aware that the injury is not completely healed.

Pedrosa has a week before the Jerez MotoGP to rest and hope for improvement.

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