Surgery for Marquez after finger fracture

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Marc Marquez needed surgery today after suffering a fractured little finger in his left hand after a Motocross training accident. The reigning world champion was operated on in Spain by Dr Mir in Barcelona.

“He attended the casualty department of the Hospital Universitario Quiron Dexeus having suffered a crash in training this morning,” said Mir. “The patient presented a deformity to the little finger of his left hand and a subsequent X-Ray showed a fracture of the proximal phalanx, with displacement.

“Therefore, we decided to treat the injury -as we would in the case of any other patient- by fixing a titanium plate to his finger. This will allow us to initiate functional recovery after 24 hours and give him a chance of racing at Jerez.”

With Dani Pedrosa having sat out the last two Grand Prix due to injury this news could not have come at a worse time for Repsol Honda. A crash in the last race left Marquez trailing Valentino Rossi by 30 points but with HRC only saying that “His participation in the Spanish Grand Prix has not been ruled out” it’s unclear just how serious the injury is.  

Steve English

By Steve English