Pedrosa cleared to race in Austin after wrist surgery

Despite undergoing surgery on his broken wrist last week, Dani Pedrosa will be back on his bike this weekend.

Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa at the Argentina Grand Prix   -  Getty Images

Dani Pedrosa has been given the green light to race at the Grand Prix of the Americas less than two weeks on from wrist surgery.

The Repsol Honda rider crashed out on the opening lap of the Argentina Grand Prix and the damage sustained left him requiring an operation in Barcelona.

It was suggested Pedrosa was more likely to skip the event in Austin and return in Jerez, but he will join team-mate Marc Marquez from the start of the next grand prix.

"I rested for four days, after I remove [the cast], I recover some movement and do some anti-inflammatory process," Pedrosa is quoted as saying by

"[I've] not really been able to test things, so that's why [practice on Friday] is the real test. It's not the best track.

"The situation is like this at this moment, that's why still the idea is to see tomorrow the real feeling and the real challenge."

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