MotoGP | Marquez will have 4th arm surgery and focus on 2023
Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team rider in MotoGP, will undergo another surgery on his right arm, the 4th after the accident and consequent fracture he suffered at the Spanish GP, in July 2020.
According to the Honda rider, he has suffered major limitations in recent months that have prevented him from performing at the highest level and, having not seen any significant improvement in recent months and consulting other specialists, along with his medical team, they have considered the option of a new operation.
The six-time MotoGP world champion will travel to the United States on Tuesday, May 31, for surgery, under the direction of Dr. Joaquin Sanchez Sotelo. After the post-operative period, he will return to Spain to begin his recovery. Only from there will doctors assess Marquez’s condition and his recovery period.
Marc Marquez: “Unfortunately, I have to take a break from the 2022 season that will keep me away from competition for a while. After all these months of intense work with my new medical team in Madrid, my physical condition has improved and I have reduced the discomfort in my right arm to be able to compete at the Grands Prix, but I still have significant limitations in my humerus that does not allow me to ride the bike properly and achieve the goals I have always set for myself.”
“It is for this reason, that together with my medical team, Dr. Samuel Antuña and Dr. Angel Cotorro, and after consulting with specialists from the Mayo Clinic, that I have made the decision to carry out a new operation with the aim of improving my position on the bike that will allow me to ride without the current limitations. Personally, I have the maximum motivation and enthusiasm to continue working and to make the effort to return to compete at the highest level.”
“I want to thank all the support that my family has always shown me, those trusted people around me, the Repsol Honda Team, my entire medical team and especially all the fans who are always there with me in the good and bad times.”
Dr Sanchez Sotelo – Medical Doctor: “Given the lack of sufficient clinical improvement with the rehabilitation treatment, and advised by his medical team, Marc Marquez will undergo a new surgical intervention at the Mayo Clinic in the US, to improve the discomfort in his right arm derived from the loss of mobility in the arm.”
“The surgery will consist of the extraction of the osteosynthesis material from his shoulder associated with a humeral osteotomy to increase the external rotation movement of the arm and maintain shoulder stability.”
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