Last year’s MotoGP champion, Marc Marquez, has again undergone a surgical operation on his right arm. According to Repsol Honda factory racing team, the 27-year-old Spaniard had to go under the knife again as a result of the slow healing of his humerus bone, which he injured last July in Jerez.
Marquez has undergone surgery at the Hospital Ruber Internacional, in Madrid, for a pseudarthrosis of the right humerus.
The surgery, carried out by a team made up of doctors Samuel Antuña, Ignacio Roger de Oña, Juan de Miguel, Aitor Ibarzabal and Andrea Garcia Villanueva, consisted of removal of the previous plate and the placement of a new plate with the addition of an iliac crest bone graft with a corticoperiosteal free flap.
“The surgical procedure lasted for eight hours and was uneventful,” said Repsol Honda team through a press statement.
Born Marc Márquez Alentà on February 17, 1993, he is one of the most successful motorcycle racers of all time, with eight Grand Prix world championships to his name – six of which are in the premier MotoGP class. Márquez races for Honda's factory team since his MotoGP debut in 2013.
He is one of only four riders to have ever won world championship titles in three different categories, after Mike Hailwood, Phil Read, and Valentino Rossi.