BARCELONA, Spain – MotoGP star Marc Marquez has undergone a second surgery on his right humerus after suffering an injury in the opening race of the MotoGP season on July 19 at Circuito de Jerez-Ángel Nieto.
The surgery, which took place Monday, was to replace a titanium plate that had been affixed to his right humerus during a previous surgery. The previous plate had suffered damage due to stress accumulation, resulting in a second surgery to replace the plate.
The surgery was led by Dr. Xavier Mir and his team at Hospital Universitari Dexeus. The place was successfully replaced and Marquez will now stay in hospital for 48 hours before being discharged.
“Marc Marquez underwent surgery 13 days ago and today he returned to the operating room,” said Dr. Mir. “The first operation was successful, what was not expected was that the plate was insufficient. An accumulation of stress in the operated area has caused the plate to suffer some damage, so today the titanium plate has been removed and replaced by a new fixation. The rider has not felt pain during this period. He has always followed the medical advice given and the feeling from his body. Unfortunately, an over stress has caused this issue. Now we have to wait 48 hours to understand the recovery time.”
Following the first surgery, Marquez was cleared to ride in the second round of the MotoGP season, which also took place at Circuito de Jerez-Ángel Nieto. However, after turning 10 laps in practice and an installation lap during qualifying for the second race, Marquez parked his bike and withdrew from the event.