MotoGP News: Marc Marquez Set To Miss Czech MotoGP After Undergoing Second Operation: His Return Might Get Further Delayed Uptil Next Three Races
This is race week and fans can’t wait to see their favorite riders in action at Brno. Brno is know to produce some exciting race finishes and last lap battles. However, defending champion Marc Marquez will be sitting out of the race this week. Marc Marquez who underwent surgery for fractured humerus operation came back for second operation in Hospital Universitari Dexeus. The second operation was required as the excessive stress in the operative area caused the damage to the titanium plate they fixed.
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Dr. Xavier Mir (MotoGP™ Traumatology Specialist) On Marquez Second Operation:
“Marc Marquez underwent surgery 13 days ago and today he returned to the operating room. The first operation was successful, what was not expected was that the plate was insufficient. An accumulation of stress in the operated area has caused the plate to suffer some damage, so today the titanium plate has been removed and replaced by a new fixation. The rider has not felt pain during this period. He has always followed the medical advice given and the feeling from his body. Unfortunately, an over stress has caused this issue. Now we have to wait 48 hours to understand the recovery time.”
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Team manager Alberto Puig has now revealed that the metalwork was damaged in a domestic accident.
“It was a domestic accident this time because he was trying to open a window and he suddenly felt a lot of pain,” Puig said on the eve of this weekend’s Czech Republic MotoGP. “Later we could check that the plate was broken.
“This was probably caused after all the stress that he had in the arm. But we went to Jerez because the doctors gave the okay to do it and they never informed us that the plate could have broken.
“If we had this info probably, he would not have gone to Jerez or Honda would not have given him the chance to ride.”
His second fractured humerus operation has ruled him out of the upcoming Czech MotoGP. The second operation was conducted on Monday, August 3rd. And according to El Periodico, a Barcelona-based newspaper, the reigning World Champion isn’t going to return until we head to Misano in September. If that is true then Marquez will miss three races which will make his title defense very difficult. He has no point from first 2 races only 13 races are remaining, he miss out on next three races he would have on 10 races to win world championship.
For Czech MotoGP HRC test rider Stefan Bradl is already confirmed. If Marquez fails to join the next 3 races as quoted by El Periodico then Bradl could race in Austrian MotoGP & Styrian MotoGP.
Repsol Honda team confirmed the replacement through tweet.
Unfortunately @marcmarquez93 will miss the #CzechGP with @stefanbradl stepping into the Repsol Honda Team once again. “Every session I learn more about MotoGP” @alexmarquez73
“Competing with the Repsol Honda Team is always a great honor.