News 5 Dec 2018

Shoulder surgery a success for champion Marquez

Repsol Honda rider set for six-week rehabilitation program.

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Seven-time world champion Marc Marquez has successfully undergone surgery on his left shoulder to repair damage and resolve its recurring dislocation.

The operation took place at the Hospital Universitari Dexeus on Tuesday, where the complex surgery was performed by Dr. Xavier Mir, Dr. Victor Marlet and Dr. Teresa Marlet, all members of the Catalan Institute of Traumatology and Sports Medicine.

The Repsol Honda ace will be discharged within the next 48 hours depending on his recovery, while next week he will begin a six-week rehabilitation program in his home town to recover from the operation before commencing his winter training in preparation for the Sepang test in February.

Marquez completed his final duties of 2018 last week at Jerez in Spain for the last official MotoGP test, where he wound up second on the timesheets.

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