Dovizioso confident of MotoGP Jerez start after collarbone surgery

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Factory Ducati MotoGP star Andrea Dovizioso is confident of taking part in the upcoming Jerez MotoGP season opener after surgery on his broken collarbone last night.

Dovizioso underwent surgery at Policlinico di Modena yesterday evening after sustaining a left collarbone injury yesterday afternoon during a motocross race at Monte Coralli track in Faenza.

Following consultation with Professor Giuseppe Porcellini, Dovizioso opted to undergo immediate surgery to fix a plate on the injured collarbone to speed up his recuperation in time for the first 2020 MotoGP race.

The Italian was discharged this morning and is confident to be able to arrive at the first meeting in Jerez in the best possible conditions.

“The surgery went well, and I want to thank all the medical team that did the operation so quickly,” said Dovizioso.

“I don’t feel much pain, and that makes me very optimistic. I came home this morning, and during the afternoon, I will plan my rehabilitation.

“I am confident that in these weeks I will be able to recover and that I will be in full shape in time for the first 2020 GP in Jerez.”