Colin Edwards will return to action in this weekend's British Grand Prix at Silverstone after passing a medical assessment on his right shoulder today.

The Texan had never missed a Grand Prix in his MotoGP career but that 141-race run came to an end last weekend in Catalunya when he suffered a broken collarbone in a practice accident.

Edwards had a titanium plate and 13 screws inserted in the shoulder during a three-hour operation performed by Dr Xavier Mir and Dr Victor Marlet at the USP Institut Universitari Dexeus last Saturday

As a result, the 37-year-old will return to the Tech 3 team will race alongside home favourite Cal Crutchlow at Silverstone. Edwards was always confident he would get the all-clear but is glad to have been officially passed fit after a thorough examination.

“I was confident I would get through the medical and now I’m just looking forward to the weekend and being back on track with the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team. The shoulder feels fantastic and I can’t thank Dr Xavier Mir and his staff enough because without them I wouldn’t be in a position to even consider riding.”

“I know it is not going to be an easy weekend because there are some fast changes of direction and hard braking at Silverstone, but I’m confident I can do a good job and bring home some points for the Team.”

Practice for the 2011 AirAsia British Grand Prix starts tomorrow with the first MotoGP session getting underway at 10:10am. The Checkered Flag will have full coverage of all three classes throughout the weekend.