Two years after his crash at the 2020 Gran Premio Red Bull de España, Repsol Honda rider, Marc Marquez, will have to go under the knife again as the 29-year-old Spanish rider’s injury never seemed to fully heal.

“Unfortunately, I have to take a break from the 2022 season that will keep me away from competition for a while. After all these months of intense work with my new medical team in Madrid, my physical condition has improved and I have reduced the discomfort in my right arm to be able to compete at the Grands Prix, but I still have significant limitations in my humerus that does not allow me to ride the bike properly and achieve the goals I have always set for myself,” said the 6-time MotoGP champion, Marc Marquez.

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According to Repsol Honda MotoGP, this is going to be the 4th time the Spanish rider will undergo surgery on his right humerus as he heads to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Marquez's movement was limited in the last few events, which prevented him from performing at the highest level. As a result, he has elected to undergo surgery 18 months after his last operation.

Marquez, having not felt significant improvements in recent months and consulting with other specialists, together with his medical team, has considered the option of a new operation. Marquez will travel to the United States for surgery, under the direction of Dr. Joaquin Sánchez Sotelo. Once the postoperative period has been completed, he will return to Spain to begin his recovery. Doctors will then assess Marquez’s condition and his recovery period.