Reigning MotoGP Champion Marc Marquez completed the Jerez test on Tuesday second overall on the combined sheets, having topped a rainy Day 2, however a crash at Turn 13 on Monday left the rider in pain, but able to return to track.
Having suffered issues with his left shoulder in 2018, the rider decided to travel to Barcelona following the test for an operation on his right shoulder at the Hospital Universitari Dexeus-Quiron. The Repsol Honda Team rider elected to have the operation as a preventative measure after medical consultation, with the off-season providing the ideal opportunity, with a testing ban in place over December and into January.
Marc Marquez underwent surgery at the Hospital Universitari Dexeus-Quiron, with the operation performed by Dr. Xavier Mir, Dr. Victor Marlet and Dr. Teresa Marlet, all part of ICATME (the Catalan Institute of Traumatology and Sports Medicine).
The operation is similar to the one performed on his left shoulder at the end of 2018 but less aggressive in nature. Marquez will be discharged within the next 48 hours.
He will then begin his recovery and winter training in preparation for the Sepang Test at home in Cervera.
Trabajando para el 2020! Las primeras sensaciones con la nueva moto han sido buenas, seguiremos trabajando! 👍🏼
Working for 2020! The first feelings with the new bike have been good, we’ll keep working!
Se retira un grande! Enhorabuena por una carrera llena de éxitos y por haber hecho más grande el motociclismo español! Mucha suerte Jorge Lorenzo!
A great rider retires! Congratulations for a career full of successes and for having made the spanish motorcycling bigger! Good luck #JorgeLorenzo!