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Marquez undergoes new operation

Friday, 4 December 2020

The Spaniard has now undergone a third operation on his right arm.

Six-time MotoGP™ world champion Marc Marquez has undergone a third operation on his right arm after a violent crash and subsequent surgeries ruled the Spaniard out of the 2020 season.

The surgery comes as a result of the slow healing of the humerus bone, which has not improved with specific shock wave treatment.

Repsol Honda provided more information on the surgery which took place at Hospital Ruber Internacional, in Madrid, for a pseudarthrosis of the right humerus.

The surgery, carried out by a team made up of doctors Samuel Antuña, Ignacio Roger de Oña, Juan de Miguel, Aitor Ibarzabal and Andrea Garcia Villanueva, consisted of the removal of the previous plate and the placement of a new plate with the addition of an iliac crest bone graft with a corticoperiosteal free flap.

The surgical procedure lasted for eight hours and was uneventful.

The surgery and possible six-month rehabilitation period will mean Marquez will likely miss the 2021 MotoGP™ season opener in Qatar, slated for March 8.