Dani Pedrosa Breaks Collarbone

Rennie Scaysbrook | January 11, 2019

Dani Pedrosa Breaks Collarbone—Dani Pedrosa’s infamously weak right collarbone has broken once again. Pedrosa suffered the double stress fracture in what he describes as a “gesture of strength”, and not from a crash itself.

Dani Pedrosa Breaks Collarbone

Dani Pedrosa Breaks Collarbone
Even though he’s not even racing, Pedrosa will be off the bike for a number of months with his collarbone injury.

“Over the years, I have had several fractures in that area and the last time was in three parts, leaving it sclerotic,” Pedrosa said in a press release. “The middle part does not have enough blood flow, creating osteoporosis, so it requires an effective solution to regenerate the bone and achieve adequate recovery. After undergoing several tests and medical consultations, the clear recommendation is the total recovery and bone health.”

Pedrosa’s recuperation will require tissue repair surgery, with graft contribution constituted by its own stem cells. As such, he will be unable to take up his new position as KTM’s lead MotoGP test rider until he’s passed fit, which could take many months.

“I thank KTM for their great support for my full recovery. We are very excited about the work we are doing and that is why I want to be physically in the best conditions for that exciting task. For me, the challenge does not stop.”

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Rennie Scaysbrook | Road Test Editor Rennie Scaysbrook is our Road Test Editor. A lifetime rider, the Aussie made the trek across the Pacific to live the dream in the U.S. of A. Likes puppies and wheelies.