Tests On Dani Pedrosa Dismiss Possible Fractures - April 23rd 2007
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Dani Pedrosa went this morning to the Instituto Dexeus to undergo a new medical test after the crash he had yesterday during the Grand Prix of Turkey, where he was knocked down on the first lap of the race. The reason for these tests was dismissing any possible fracture and starting the respective recovery process in the face of the next round of the world championship, to be held in China in two weeks time.
The Repsol Honda rider went straight to the Dexeus Hospital after his arrival in Barcelona and was received by Doctor Xavier Mir. Dani had a magnetic resonance scanning on his neck and chest and chest x-rays, and although the tests showed clearly that he has heavy bruises, they did not show any fracture.
The Spanish rider will have to continue wearing a collar for four or five days to avoid any sudden movements and to relax his neck and cervical muscles and follow a treatment based on painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce the pain.
Dani Pedrosa hopes to be physically recovered to face the fourth round of the MotoGP World Championship in Shanghai in full shape.