Honda MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa says his rehabilitation is progressing well, but the Spaniard has called for patience.
The Spanish rider underwent surgery earlier this month in the hope of solving the arm pump problems that held him back during the season-opening race in Qatar.
Pedrosa suggested after the race that his career was under threat, having already undergone surgery on his arm.
The Honda rider has missed the last two races in Austin and Argentina.
"Each day I'm improving a little, but patience is equally as important," Pedrosa wrote on his blog on Repsol's website.
"This is precisely how we're taking it now: slowly, step by step. You've got to let the days pass for the rehabilitation to be progressively positive.
"At the moment they took out the stitches, and the rehab is going fine. We are following the doctors' schedule and thanks to the time in rehab I'm responding well."