As a result, Pedrosa will have surgery on Friday to address these arm-pump issues, which also plagued him last year. Pedrosa, you may recall, had surgery after the Jerez round in 2014, but it apparently was unsuccessful. Although Pedrosa had no arm-pump problems in winter testing, they returned in the heat of competition last weekend. When Pedrosa flew home to Spain on Monday, specialists in Barcelona and Madrid recommended surgery as soon as possible. Expected recovery time is four to six weeks, so we won’t see Pedrosa at Austin or Argentina. Moreover, his return is entirely dependent on the success of the surgery.