Victim of a fracture of the right humerus at the start of the 2020 season, Marc Marquez finally sees the end of the tunnel. The Spanish rider’s team confirmed this Friday “a favorable clinical situation” for the six-time MotoGP champion.
These are the first encouraging news from Marc Marquez’s convalescence. Ten weeks after his last operation, the Repsol Honda Team announced good news on Friday regarding the driver’s recovery. “A new examination of Marc Marquez at the Ruber Internacional hospital, ten weeks after surgery for an infected pseudarthrosis of the right humerus, confirmed a favorable clinical situation” she explained in a statement. In addition, the medical team in charge of monitoring the Spanish pilot indicated to be “satisfied with the progress” and “the radiographic signs of bone consolidation”.
A stop to the competition from the first race of the 2020 season
The six-time world champion will then be able in the coming weeks to enter “in the process of functional recovery of the operated arm” with a view to a future return to competition. The 27-year-old suffered a big crash during the first race of the season last July in Jerez. Marc Marquez had first been operated on for the first time, two days after the accident, in order to put all the chances on his side to return to competition the following weekend. A few days later, he had to undergo a second operation to replace the plaque placed on the bone, which had not withstood the “stress” exerted on it. Pilot # 93 then had to undergo a third operation last December, before being hospitalized for ten days, following an infection.
After months of immobilization, the date of Marc Marquez’s return has not yet been set. The first days of testing are scheduled from March 6, before the first Grand Prix of the season on March 28. Marc Marquez is expected to be present during his team’s presentation for the 2021 season on February 22.