Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 30 Sep 2015
Reigning MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez has undergone successful surgery following a mountain bike accident.
The four-time World Champion suffered a fracture to the fifth metacarpal of his left hand in the incident, which was operated on successfully this morning in Barcelona.
It’s thought the Spaniard will be fit in time for next weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi.
Dr Xavier Mir, who conducted the operation, said: “We have operated on Marc Marquez to treat a torsion fracture of the fifth metacarpal of his left hand. The surgery consisted of a reduction and internal fixation of the bone, through screws for compression and a neutralising titanium plate with six holes. After the insertion, the soft tissue has been closed up and we have placed a protective bandage around the finger, supporting it with the adjacent finger. Marc will remain in hospital for 24 hours, and in 48 hours will begin functional rehabilitation.”
The injury won’t come as too much of a blow to Marquez, who has already ruled himself out of defending his title after a tough season. The Repsol Honda rider has crashed in five races this year, most recently crashing out of last weekend’s Grand Prix in Aragon.