Marc Márquez, 29, underwent surgery this Thursday at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester (Minnesota) to try to fix once and for all the injury to his right arm that has led him to mistreat since 2020 after a fall at the Jerez Circuit . “The intervention lasted approximately three hours. Despite the complexity, the final result has been satisfactory, a success. The surgery consisted of the extraction of the 2 proximal screws from the posterior plate previously placed by Dr. Samuel Antuña in December 2020, followed by a rotational humeral osteotomy”, explained Dr. Joaquín Sánchez Sotelo. Thus, although now he has to wait and also work, the Honda rider already sees the light at the end of the tunnel, after competing at half throttle during the season, far from his usual level.
“I am suffering too much, every weekend is a nightmare”, Márquez resolved in the last Italian GP, before traveling to the United States; “The suffering is much greater than the fun. So it’s a big sacrifice, but I’m sure there will be a reward.” So he has been operated on his right arm for the fourth time. “The intervention consists of making a transverse cut of the humeral bone to rotate the humerus along its axis. The amount of external rotation performed has been approximately 30 degrees. The humerus has been stabilized in the new position by means of an anterior plate with multiple screws. The surgery has been completed without incident”, resolved Sánchez Sotelo.
Now, Márquez will remain in the United States for the next few days to ensure his postoperative recovery before returning to Spain. World champion eight times —one in 125cc, one in Moto 2 and six in MotoGP—, the rider is confident that he will be in good shape for next year. “We have to think about the future, in the year 2023”, Albert Puig agreed a few days ago, team manager of the Repsol Honda team. “We would like to wish him a speedy recovery and a successful return to his professional career,” they added from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Márquez, whose last victory came in June 2021 and is the sixth driver with the most world titles in history (8), is on his way.