Following his crash during the warm-up lap of last weekend’s Indonesian Grand Prix, Repsol Honda rider and six-time MotoGP champion, Marc Marquez, suffered another episode of diplopia.
Diplopia – also called double vision – is the inability of the eye to focus on certain things, which is very crucial in GP racing.
Marquez was declared unfit for the Indonesian Grand Prix held at the Mandalika circuit after suffering a high side at Turn 7 during the warm-up lap before the race.
The MotoGP medical team confirmed that Marquez suffered a concussion and several minor traumas, before being transferred to the hospital in Mataram, the capital of the island of Lombok, where he underwent a more extensive medical examination and a CT scan. All major injuries were ruled out afterward.
As a precaution, the MotoGP medical team together with the Repsol Honda Team, jointly decided that Marc Marquez would not join in the Indonesian race.
On his journey back to Spain, Marquez began experiencing discomfort with his vision and upon his arrival in Barcelona on Monday, he had an emergency visit to the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona with his trusted ophthalmologist, Dr. Sánchez Dalmau, who after an examination confirmed a relapse in the diplopia that the rider suffered last year in November.
This morning, the Spanish rider visited his medical team, led by Dr. Samuel Antuña, at the Ruber Internacional Hospital in Madrid, where Marquez underwent a general medical check-up to evaluate all the bruises caused by the crash and a brain MRI. This has reconfirmed that he did not suffer any other injuries.
Marquez’s doctor, Dr. Dalmau, says that Márquez will undergo a new check-up to evaluate the severity of his eye injury and to also predict the estimated recovery period before clearing the rider back to competition.