Dani Pedrosa should make his return from a broken collarbone at next weekend’s Italian MotoGP.
The Spaniard has missed the last two races with the injury and will also sit out at Assen on Saturday.
But his manager Alberto Puig expects the 25-year-old to be fit for the next race at Mugello.
Puig said: “Dani has had another operation. He is much better and he will try to be back for Mugello – that’s the target we’ve set ourselves.”
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We know that Dani is a guy with fragile bones
Dani Pedrosa’s manager
Pedrosa broke his left collarbone last season and fractured his right collarbone in a crash with Marco Simoncelli during the French MotoGP on 15 May.
Tech 3 Yamaha duo Colin Edwards and Cal Crutchlow have both suffered similar injuries in recent races but have managed to return for the next grand prix.
Pedrosa’s continued absence has led to speculation that he may have injured himself in a training accident but Puig insists that is not the case.
“Dani did not have an accident on a motorcycle or bicycle as was stated by some,” Puig added.
“We already knew that Dani is a guy with fragile bones and that whenever he has a crash he will probably have more problems than others.
“We don’t view the season as being done with, neither are we thinking about 2012 already.
“What’s important is that Dani gets back to feeling comfortable on the bike, that he finds a rhythm in the second half of the season and ends the season able to win races.”
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