Pedrosa hoping to return soon

Dani Pedrosa is hoping to return to MotoGP action soon, but the Spanish rider admitted his main priority right now is to recover well from his injury

Pedrosa hoping to return soon

The Repsol Honda driver underwent surgery on Wednesday following his accident during testing at the Sepang circuit, where he broke his hand when he lost control of his bike.

If everything goes well, doctors expect Pedrosa to be able to ride again in three weeks, but the Spaniard says he wants to make sure he is perfectly recovered before he's back in action.

"The injury is obviously more important," Pedrosa told a news conference. "We don't know exactly when I will be able to ride again, but I want to recover and I have hopes that I'll be okay soon.

"Doctor Mir and his team, as everybody knows, are excellent professionals and that will make my recovery easier.

"I won't force (my return) in order to avoid problems at the start of the championship. My hand is more important than the bike right now, and I need to recover well because I can't change that.

"The bike's progress is halted for me, but that's not important."

Pedrosa said the fall was not his fault, and he reckons something failed in his bike.

"There was something on the bike that failed. It was a quick fall and there was no reason for me to fall. I simply touched the brake and I went down. The mechanics are looking at what happened."

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