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Shoulder surgery for Dovizioso

2012-01-09 14:32

Italian MotoGP rider Andrea Dovizioso had surgery on Saturday (Jan 7) after breaking his right collarbone in a fall from a motocross bike in training.

His Yamaha Tech3 team manager Herve Poncharal said that, with three weeks before the first test of the year at Sepang in Malaysia, he was not too concerned.

'NO MAJOR PROBLEMS'

"Both Colin (Edwards) and Cal (Crutchlow) recovered very quickly from similar injuries last season," the Frenchman said.

The rider's manager, Simone Batistella, added: "As far as the Sepang Test goes, the first impressions of the medics who examined him are that he should not have any major problems - they expect and hope for a speedy recovery.

"The only certainty is that he'll have a slight delay to his preparations for Sepang."

Dovizioso, third overall in 2011 with Honda, crashed the bike on Thursday. The surgety was done by the surgeon who attended to ninetimes World champion Valentino Rossi in 2011.

Reuters