Marc Marquez has had surgery on his left shoulder to fix the recurring problem of dislocating that shoulder.
The surgery was carried out by Dr. Mir, together with Dr. Victor and Dr. Teresa Marlet, at the Hospital Universitari Dexeus in Barcelona on Tuesday.
The surgery, which involved grafting a section of bone onto the head of the humerus, is meant to stop the shoulder from being dislocated so easily.
This has been a problem which Marquez has had for a number of years now, the issue getting worse every time the shoulder popped out.
The problem had become so bad that Marquez managed to dislocate his shoulder when he reached out to receive the congratulation of Scott Redding, after the Repsol Honda rider had wrapped up the title at Motegi.
He partially dislocated the shoulder twice more at Valencia, after crashing.
Marquez will require some time to recover from the surgery, six weeks of rehabilitation being needed before he can start to train properly.
At the Jerez MotoGP test, Marquez had expressed his concern about the loss of training time, and the recovery period.
“The plan is surgery next week, and then recovery all the winter,” he told us last Thursday. “Because it’s a long recovery, and I will not arrive at Malaysia maybe 100%, it will be tight.”
“So all the winter will be concentrated on my shoulder, and then I will have all of February and March to work on my physical condition.”
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