MotoGP 2020: Marc Marquez Undergoes Successful Surgery – Could Miss the Next Races

Marc Marquez suffered a heavy crash during the MotoGP race at Jerez last weekend. The crash left him with a fractured humerus and he was enforced to go through surgery in Barcelona. Doctor Xavier Mir operated the Spanish rider according to MotoIT and MotoGP. The surgery was successful and the rider will have to remain the next 48 hours in the hospital for further observation. Unfortunately, the recovery time is long and most likely the Honda rider will miss the next MotoGP race.

Good news for the Marc Marquez fans. The medial intervention in Barcelona, Spain, was successful. As a result of the surgery performed by Doctor Mir, the three fractures suffered in the humerus of the right arm were reduced with a plaque. Moreover, the radial nerve was intact. This means, that Marquez will have to go through a recovery process which will take some time, between three to four weeks if the health situation becomes more complicated until the rider will be able to get back on his Honda MotoGP bike and race again.

There’s a slight chance we’ll see the rider back on track on August 7th at the Brno track in the Czech Republic if everything goes well, but the recovery time depends on the reduction of inflammation in the humerus. In other words, it all depends on the radial nerve and although after the surgery the result was that it’s intact, it still depends on how fast Marc Marquez can completely recover to be again fit for racing.

It is, in fact, the nerve that determines the movement of the wrist and fingers and it’s clear that at that point the recovery would be much longer. The concern is regarding the lateral nerve at the humerus. If Marc Marquez ‘s recovery is not fast enough, the rider will most likely miss the next races until Misano, at the Marco Simoncelli World Circuit on September 13th.

This situation means that at this moment, the two main MotoGP title contenders remain Jerez race winner Fabio Quartararo and factory Yamaha rider Maverick Viñales.

 

Here is the MotoGP press release:

After falling heavily on Sunday, Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez was diagnosed with a broken right humerus and travelled to Barcelona on Monday to the Hospital Universitari Dexeus.

Dr Xavier Mir and his team in collaboration with Dr Barrera performed an open reduction and internal fixation of a titanium plate to the right humerus. The radial nerve was untouched and did not need intervention.

Marc Marquez is now recovering from a successful surgery and will remain in the hospital for up to 48 hours. His aim is to return to the 2020 World Championship as soon as possible with an expected date becoming clearer soon.

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