MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez says he is struggling with pain on his hand following Friday's practice sessions for the Spanish Grand Prix.
The Honda rider broke the little finger of his left hand last weekend and underwent surgery less than week before the opening session of this weekend's race.
Honda has introduced a specially-designed handlebar grip for his bike, but Marquez was seen in pain when removing his gloves after practice.
The Spaniard said he could ride, but admitted it was painful.
"We can be happy that my hand has responded quite well today - as well as could be expected," said Marquez, who finished second fastest today.
"It hurts a lot but at least I can put in the laps.
"We'll see if tomorrow it is better if it doesn't swell up.
"As for the bike, I'm feeling pretty good with it and we are working well, but we need to improve some things - especially in the afternoon - when the track temperature rises. The race will be at this time, so we have to improve the setup accordingly."