Marc Marquez breaks arm

Recovery time as yet unknown

The championship chances for Marc Marquez and Repsol Honda have likely ended after the defending World Champion high-sided at Turn 3 while fighting for the podium.

The crash resulted in a broken right humerus for the reigning World Champion, who will travel to Barcelona for surgery.

Marquez came down heavily on his right arm and as a result, the eight-time World Champion has suffered a transverse diaphyseal fracture to his right humerus.

MotoGP medical staff have confirmed there is no other serious head or thoracic trauma but will remain under observation for 12 hours.

Marquez will travel to the Hospital Universitari Dexeus in Barcelona on Monday, July 20 and is aiming to be operated on by D.r Xavier Mir and his team on Tuesday, July 21st.  Cal Crutchlow will also be undergoing surgery with Dr. Mir for a broken scaphoid (Link).

With Marc Marquez and Cal Crutchlow both far from fit, Honda’s hopes might have to rest with Takaaki Nakagami and Alex Marquez. Or will we see HRC draft in a replacement rider if either man is not fit to race this weekend?

It should also be of great concern that Honda’s two main strike riders will need to leave the relative safety of their current surroundings in order to visit major medical facilities in a country that has reported almost 30,000 deaths from the pandemic.

Marc Marquez

Sometimes things don’t go as you expect but the most important thing is to get back up and move on. I hope you enjoyed the comeback! Now I’ll have an operation to fix the fracture of my right humerus. I promise you all that I will come back as soon as possible and even stronger.


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