Marc Marquez Under Goes Second Arm Surgery – Will Stay in Hospital for 48hrs

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After withdrawing from the Andalucia GP, Marc Marquez was back under the surgeon’s knife today, tending to his right humerus bone that he broke during the race at the Spanish GP just two weeks ago.

After plating the humerus bone, Marquez had entered the Andalucia GP with the hopes of salvaging his title hopes, but the Repsol Honda rider failed to qualify, as he returned to the pits after his out-lap during the qualifying session.

Now, it has become clear that Marquez’s race weekend was hampered by the fact that titanium plate on his arm had been damaged, due to stress accumulation.

Undergoing surgery today, Dr. Xavier Mir and his team at the Hospital Universitari Dexeus have successfully installed a new titanium plate on Marquez’s right arm, and they will keep the reigning MotoGP rider in the hospital for 48 hours before discharging him.

This brings up obvious questions about Marquez’s participation in the upcoming Czech GP, which gets underway on Friday, August 7th. More info on that is expected in the next 24 hours.

“Marc Marquez underwent surgery 13 days ago and today he returned to the operating room,” said Dr. Mir. “The first operation was successful, what was not expected was that the plate was insufficient.”

“An accumulation of stress in the operated area has caused the plate to suffer some damage, so today the titanium plate has been removed and replaced by a new fixation. The rider has not felt pain during this period. He has always followed the medical advice given and the feeling from his body.”

“Unfortunately, an over stress has caused this issue. Now we have to wait 48 hours to understand the recovery time.”

Source: Repsol Honda

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