After a shocking announcement that he had been suffering due to the arrival of intense arm pump issues since last year, Dani Pedrosa was sure was sure miss the upcoming Austin GP this weekend. However, there is good news for Pedrosa fans that surgery on his right arm for arm pump issues (his third such surgery has been a success.
The surgery was conducted by Dr. Angel Villamor performed a fasciectomy via microsurgery today, removing the membrane that encloses the forearm muscles to allow them to expand. The procedure is a radical one, but having had two prior fasciotomy operations - where the membrane is merely opened, but not removed - which failed to alleviate the symptoms, it was one of the very few courses of action left open for Dani Pedrosa to try.
With a close eye to be put into Pedrosa's recovery, and the recovery period being at least four to six weeks, which means that Pedrosa will miss the Austin and Argentina rounds of MotoGP. Whether he will return for Jerez is not certain: Pedrosa will only return to racing once Dr. Villamor has judged the surgery to be a complete success.