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Dovi hopes to recover in time



New Factory Ducati MotoGP rider Andrea Dovizioso is recovering after undergoing surgery to remove a plate from his shoulder.

The plate was inserted in order to facilitate healing on his fractured right collar bone he injured during a motocross accident in January.

"Just woke up. The doctors told me that the operation went well. Soon I will go home and start rehabilitation," Dovizioso wrote on his Twitter page.

The surgery was not related to the neck problems that prevented Dovizioso taking part in Ducati's private three-day test at Jerez last week however.

The Italian revealed that the neck problems surfaced after his accident at Sepang in October, but had been treated by anti-inflammatory medicine and physiotherapy.

Dovizioso finished fourth on his Monster Yamaha Tech 3 in MotoGP this year, but has until the first official MotoGP test of 2013 - at Sepang in early February - to recover from his neck and shoulder injuries.

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