Doctors confirm Pedrosa shoulder still healing

Dani Pedrosa�s hopes of challenging for the 2011 MotoGP World Championship have been dealt a significant blow after doctors revealed he will continue to be hampered by his shoulder injury for the time being.
The Spaniard underwent tests on the shoulder � injured in an accident at the Japanese Grand Prix last October � shortly after the opening round of the 2011 season at Losail having struggled to maintain pace during the latter stages of the race.

Citing numbness and a lack of strength in his arm, specialists have since confirmed that while Pedrosa has no vascular or nerve compression, there remains a small stretch of the plexus and it is taking time to heal.
As such, though it doesn�t affect Pedrosa much during shorter runs, as evidenced by his strong form on the Repsol Honda during pre-season testing, he could suffer fatigue during the lengthier races.
While it won�t prevent Pedrosa from competing, he admits he has no option but to try and ride around the injury until it fully heals.
"I honestly didn�t expect my arm would react in this way because during preseason I never felt so much trouble and I thought the problem was solved,� he said. �However, I felt really bad in Qatar race and was aware that the injury is not completely healed.
�It was a shame because in Qatar I found a good feeling and until the second half of the race - that's when the pain started- I was really good and I saw a realistic chance of winning.
�I would be lying if I said I'm not disappointed because this year the bike is working very well and I�m personally prepared, but unfortunately this complication has arisen and I have nothing else to do but give my best until the injury heals completely.�

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