MotoGP: Marc Marquez undergoes successful second surgery
Marc Marquez has undergone a second successful surgery on his right humerus after reportedly bending the plate due to stress accumulation.
Marquez had been training hard in order to make a full return to action this weekend, but it seems the eight-time champion had been training too hard, bending the plate potentially forcing him out of yet another Grand Prix.
The second surgery has been a success for Marquez, a statement released by the Repsol Honda team said:
Dr. Xavier Mir“Marc Marquez underwent surgery 13 days ago and today he returned to the operating room. The first operation was successful, what was not expected was that the plate was insufficient. An accumulation of stress in the operated area has caused the plate to suffer some damage, so today the titanium plate has been removed and replaced by a new fixation. The rider has not felt pain during this period. He has always followed the medical advice given and the feeling from his body. Unfortunately, an over stress has caused this issue. Now we have to wait 48 hours to understand the recovery time.”
Marquez broke his right humerus in an accident during Sunday’s SpanishGP, the opening round of the season. The next week for Marc Marquez was chaotic, flying back home to Barcelona where he met with Dr. Xavier Mir and his team and underwent a successful operation. Marquez then returned to the track on Saturday but withdrew from the weekend.
Marc Marquez and the medical team will now access the condition of the recently operated arm, before making a decision on the Czech Grand Prix later this week.
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