News 28 Nov 2019

Shoulder operation successful for Repsol Honda's Marquez

Reigning world champion commences recovery for 2020 season.

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Repsol Honda has indicated Marc Marquez’s shoulder operation was successful, which he opted to undergo as a preventative measure.

The surgery was performed by doctor Xavier Mir, doctor Victor Marlet and doctor Teresa Marlet, all part of the Catalan Institute of Traumatology and Sports Medicine.

After experiencing some discomfort with his right shoulder, and after his Monday crash at the Jerez test, the reigning MotoGP world champion rider elected to have the operation as a preventative measure after medical consultation. The operation is similar to the one performed on his left shoulder at the end of 2018 but less aggressive in nature.

Marquez will be discharged within the next 48 hours before beginning his recovery and winter training in preparation for the Sepang test in February next year.