As previously announced, the outcome of the operation Marc Marquez underwent today in Barcelona was positive and the HRC team has now confirmed it in an official note. Dr. Xavier Mir and his staff, in collaboration with Dr. Barrera, proceeded to reduce the fracture of the humerus and then fix it with a titanium plate. The radial nerve was fortunately untouched in the injury and there was no need to intervene.
Marc will now remain in the Dexeus University Hospital in Barcelona for up to 48 hours before being discharged. Recovery times were not disclosed, although it is speculated that Marquez could try to get back on the bike for the 9 August race at Brno.
“Everyone who races in the World Championship has the unfortunate possibility of getting injured and having to go to the operating room. Unfortunately, it was our turn and it was Marc who has had to undergo surgery,” said team manager Alberto Puig. “Marc will take some time to recover but we are happy with how everything has gone. Doctor Mir and his team have taken care of the entire situation since the fall and performed a successful operation. This gives the Repsol Honda Team a lot of motivation, knowing it went well, but now we have to be patient to see how Marc recovers and to understand when he can return.”
Marquez was not the only Honda rider who went under the knife today.
“Cal Crutchlow also had an operation that went well and in principle, his intention is to test the wrist on Friday. We are optimistic about his participation in the Grand Prix," he added about the condition of the British rider.
Marc will not be replaced at Jerez for the Andalucian GP.
“This weekend we will be focused on Alex, helping him to take another step forward. When you are young and new in a category, every week you improve and grow. We hope he can close the gap to the front of the race.”
Alex Marquez, of course, sent his best wishes to his brother, but not only…
“First, I’d like to again wish Marc, Cal and Alex Rins a speedy recovery. From my side as a rider, the situation does not change too much as I have my job, my objectives and I will always push to the maximum to achieve them. Going racing at the same circuit will be interesting, times will be very fast as most people have a good base setting but I am confident for the weekend, I learned a lot in my first GP and now I can apply it directly on the track again.”