Sebastien Pourcel is hopeful of racing at the first FIM MX1 World Championship race of the season in Italy after having to delay his comeback following injury.
The KRT Kawasaki rider was injured during the final round of the Guadeloupe championship in December and suffered knee, hip and shoulder injuries.
After regular physiotherapy Pourcel was told by doctors he was recovering well from his knee and hip injuries but he required more surgery to his shoulder.
Following the surgery he anticipates being back in action in time for the opening MX1 GP of the season at Faenza on March 29.
Pourcel said: "When I started physio it was pretty difficult as I had been mainly in bed for a month and my shoulder did not feel great.
"I had some extra scans, that revealed a tendon was stretched and we decided to have a minor surgery to put it back in the right position. The operation was only ten days ago and at the moment it's not possible for me to move my left arm well; we need to work hard as the muscles were affected by the inactivity.
"It's difficult at the moment to say when I might be able to ride my Kawasaki again, I hope that within three or four weeks I will be back on a track."
Pourcel is not too concerned as he did lots of test work with the new fuel-injected 450cc Kawasaki before his crash.
"My aim is to be as fit as possible for the first grand prix and try to take as many points as I can until I am up to speed."