Marc Marquez went under surgery at the University Clinic Dexeus in Barcelona by Dr. Xavier Mir. And the surgery was successful: a plaque was inserted, which reduced the fractures suffered in the humerus of the right arm due to the fall in the race last Sunday in Jerez.
The radial nerve, which worried, is intact. Which should reduce recovery time. Now it's about seeing the functionality of the humerus. With the radial nerve in place, it is not excluded that, after having missed the second GP of Jerez (named of Andalusia), the world champion poses to return to the track for the Grand Prix of the Czech Republic, in Brno, on August 7th.
His team manager, Albert Puig, is optimistic and seems relieved by the outcome of the intervention. "Everyone in the World Cup has the unfortunate chance of getting hurt and having to go to the operating room - he said - unfortunately, it was our turn and it was Marc who had to undergo surgery.
Marc will need some time to recover, but we are happy with how everything went. Dr. Mir and his team have dealt with the whole situation since autumn (the reference was to shoulder injury, ed.) And they performed a successful operation.
This gives the team a lot of motivation, knowing that it went well, but now we have to be patient to see how Marc recovers and to understand when he can return." Now all the attention of the team is on Alex Marquez who made his MotoGP debut last Sunday with a 12th place (and who is in the curious situation of having already been unloaded for the 2021 season, when Pol Espargaro arrives).
In fact, Honda will not replace Marc for next weekend's race, waiting to see if he can have him on track for the next one in the Czech Republic. "This weekend - Puig concluded - we will focus on Alex, helping him to take another step come on.
When you're young and new in a category, every week you improve and grow. Hopefully it will fill the gap in the race.
MotoGP: Quartararo won in Jerez
Fabio Quartararo won the first race of the MotoGP World Championships 2020, in Jerez.
The injury of the Spanish champion Marc Marquez does not take away glory from Quartararo's first MotoGP victory. This is the confirmation of his talent that now begins to worry even Vinales who finished the race in second place.
Third place for Dovizioso, fourth Miller, seventh Bagnaia. In a World Championships with few races the unknowns are many. Because the accidents are paid for, because there is not enough time to recover and already next Sunday we will race again.