Petrucci crashed out of the opening round of the season at Losail on the opening lap at Turn 2, and battled inflammation in his left shoulder for the rest of MotoGP's stay in Qatar. Ending the second Qatar race 19th, Petrucci admitted ahead of this weekend's Portuguese GP that an MRI scan when he returned home to Italy revealed the cause of his pain in the Doha GP was a result of dislocating his shoulder in his first round crash. "First of all, after coming back home I did an MRI on the shoulder and I discovered in the first race I dislocated my shoulder," Petrucci, who admitted after the Qatar double-header that he was "too big" for the RC16, said. "It went out and re-joined the normal place, so for this reason I felt a lot of pain. "Fortunately, there was no further damage at the ligaments, but there was big inflammation and during this time I worked every morning with my physio to try to be as fit as possible for this race. "Fortunately, also with anti-inflammatory [drugs] I was able to ride in the second [race], but I got a bit of inflammation also on the right… Read full this story
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