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MARQUEZ AND CRUTCHLOW UNDERGO SUCCESSFUL SURGERY IN BARCELONA | MotoGP

Marc Marquez and Cal Crutchlow on the mend post-surgery

After falling heavily on Sunday, Marc Marquez was diagnosed with a broken right humerus and travelled to Barcelona on Monday to the Hospital Universitari Dexeus. Dr Xavier Mir and his team in collaboration with Dr Barrera performed an open reduction and internal fixation of a titanium plate to the right humerus. The radial nerve was untouched and did not need intervention.

Marc is now recovering from successful surgery and will remain in hospital for up to 48 hours. His aim is to return to the 2020 World Championship as soon as possible with an expected date becoming clearer soon.

Alberto Puig

“Everyone who races in the World Championship has the unfortunate possibility of getting injured and having to go to the operating room. Unfortunately, it was our turn and it was Marc who has had to undergo surgery. Marc will take some time to recover but we are happy with how everything has gone. Doctor Mir and his team have taken care of the entire situation since the fall and performed a successful operation. This gives the Repsol Honda Team a lot of motivation, knowing it went well, but now we have to be patient to see how Marc recovers and to understand when he can return.”

Cal Crutchlow also underwent surgery to insert a small fixing pin his injured scaphoid after his warm-up crash at the Gran Premio Red Bull de España. The gutsy LCR Honda Team rider is optimistic that he’ll return to competition this weekend at the Andalusian GP.

Alberto Puig

“Cal Crutchlow also had an operation that went well and in principle, his intention is to test the wrist on Friday. We are optimistic about his participation in the Grand Prix.”

Cal Crutchlow, Spanish MotoGP 2020