Marc Marquez: "Without the fourth surgery I would have had to withdraw"



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Marc Marquez: "Without the fourth surgery I would have had to withdraw"

Marc Marquez last June had a right arm humerus surgery for the fourth time at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. On the occasion of the Austrian GP, the Spaniard will be present in the Honda garage to closely follow the development of the bike and thus help the team.

Marquez, speaking of his surgery, explained: "I really wanted to have surgery: without this fourth surgery I would have had to withdraw, there were no other options. I have experience with other operations and I feel I am on the right path.

My goal is not go back to winning, my goal is to get back to having fun on the bike. I would like to race without feeling pain, trying to be competitive. If I reach this goal, the others will arrive on their own as a result.

Step by step I feel better and the bone is healing positively, which is the best news of all. We are still in rehabilitation mode. I'm working very hard on the cardio side to try and get ready. At the end of August I have another medical checkup, from there we can take another step with rehabilitation and really start pushing and building muscle.

Some days are better than others, but this is all part of the journey. I'm optimistic, but I don't want to say too much about the timing until we have this control: this is not the time to push too hard. I've waited a long time for this kind of feeling.

Honda is in a critical moment. I am talking a lot with my team and trying to understand the 2022 bike, the situation and what is happening. This is why I will go to Austria, to talk to everyone and to meet HRC staff from Japan to work for the future.

Let's all work together, win together, lose together and get back together. I also talk a lot with Stefan Bradl, we and Santi are working together and testing things, we both know how I drive. I said at Mugello that I will be home, but I want to stay connected.

With the previous operation I have disconnected too much and I want to be involved so that when I return I will have everything fresh."