8-time champion to go under the knife for shoulder injury

After a crash on Day 1 at the Jerez Test that reaggravated a right shoulder injury picked up in Sepang, reigning MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) will undergo surgery on Wednesday, November 27.

Following crash, Marc Marquez to undergo shoulder surgery image

The injury is on the right shoulder, opposite to where he had surgery in 2018, which left the Number 93 with a very tough winter as he recovered in time for the start of the season. According to the Repsol Honda Team, this operation will be similar to that of last year. 

“This winter I would have liked to have a nice holiday and enjoy a bit of quiet time after a great 2019 – but it is time to have surgery on the right shoulder. As everyone knows, last winter was very tough for me with the operation on the left shoulder, which was very, very damaged," said the 26-year-old rider who hails from Catalonia, Spain.

Following crash, Marc Marquez to undergo shoulder surgery image

It was a tough decision for Marquez, who, for as long as he could, tried to nurse his injury until suffering a subluxation (partial dislocation) while testing in Jerez.

"Here at the test I had another subluxation after the crash, so we decided with the doctors that it was best to have the surgery to avoid the situation we had with the other shoulder. It will take more or less the same time and we will work in the same way to arrive at the Malaysia test as strong as possible.”