Marc Marquez had to go through another surgery on Monday to replace the damaged titanium plate. The surgery was necessary because his right humerus was found to have suffered damage due to stress accumulation.
The surgery was performed successfully by doctor Xavier Mir and his team at the Hospital Universitari Dexeus. The doctor replaced the titanium plate and now Marc Marquez will have to stay in the hospital for 48 hours until being discharged.
“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 overstress has caused this issue. Now we have to wait 48 hours to understand the recovery time,” said doctor Xavier Mir (MotoGP Traumatology Specialist).
Marc Marquez suffered a heavy crash during the MotoGP race at Jerez on July 19th when his Repsol Honda MotoGP bike high-sided on the exit of Turn 3 with just four laps to go until the chequered flag. The Spanish rider was fighting for P3 before he was forced to crash.
Marc Marquez will have to recover until he’ll be fit to race again in the 2020 MotoGP season, thus there’s no exact date at the moment when we’ll see the rider back on his Honda RC213V MotoGP bike. Taking into count that Marquez was declared fit to race just 48 hours after his first surgery at the second round of the MotoGP class on July 26th, unfortunately, the pain was too strong to allow Marquez to race on Sunday. For the time being, we’ll just have to wait and see if the Spanish MotoGP World Champion will be fit to race at Brno on August 9th or if the recovery time will take longer and we’ll have to wait until the end of August to see him back on the grid at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.