Repsol Honda Team MotoGP rider Marc Marquez will not compete in the Valencia GP this weekend and will also miss the Jerez tests, as he is suffering from vision problems after a crash he had in off-road practice.
After resting at home since a medical examination last Tuesday, number 93 continued to feel unwell and to suffer from vision problems known as diplopia (double vision).
A person with diplopia sees two objects instead of one because the eyes are not aligned correctly. Without this problem, each eye generates an image from different angles, but with the correct alignment, the two images are merged into one and we only see one object.
Repsol Honda Team: The Repsol Honda Team rider will not participate in the Valencia Grand Prix this coming weekend, nor in the IRTA Jerez Test scheduled for November 18 and 19.
After Marc Marquez underwent a medical examination at the Dexeus Clinic in Barcelona last Tuesday, in which he was evaluated after a fall while practicing off-road, the rider has been resting at his home in Cervera.
During these days of rest, Marc has continued to feel unwell and has suffered from vision problems, which is why this Monday he was visited by the ophthalmologist Dr. Sanchez Dalmau at the Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, who examined him and performed the tests, which detected a new episode of diplopia.
Dr. Sanchez Dalmau: The examination carried out on Marc Marquez today after the accident that occurred has confirmed that the rider has diplopia and has revealed a paralysis of the fourth right nerve with involvement of the right superior oblique muscle. A conservative treatment with periodic updates has been chosen to follow with the clinical evolution. This fourth right nerve is the one that was already injured in 2011.
Marquez posted a tweet to express his disappointment at the news. See below:
MotoGP returns on November 14th, with the Valencia GP, in Valencia, Spain.