Honda MotoGP team says Marquez’s injury recovery is “proceeding as planned” – Autosport

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Honda MotoGP team says Marquez’s injury recovery is “proceeding as planned” – Autosport

Honda has confirmed reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez’s recovery from a broken arm is “proceeding as planned” amid reports he may need a third surgery.

Marquez broken his right arm in a heavy crash during the season-opening Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez back in July.

He tried to stage a comeback the following week at the Andalusian GP just days after surgery, but withdrew after qualifying when he began to suffer more swelling in the arm and a lack of power.

Marquez then required a second surgery when the plate fitted to his right arm broke while allegedly opening a window at his home, having been weakened by his comeback attempt.

In August Honda confirmed he would be out of action until at least the end of October, though the earliest he will now return is November’s European Grand Prix, if at all.

Reports in the Spanish press on Wednesday stated Marquez could be facing a third operation, but Honda has since rubbished this.

A statement from an HRC spokesperson read: “The Repsol Honda Team would like to confirm that Marc Marquez’s recovery is proceeding as planned.

“While it is a long and intense recovery, Marc and those in his team have no cause for concern.”

A picture posted on Marquez’s social media accounts just moments before this statement was sent showed him weight training, further brushing off claims of an impending third operation.

Through his absence from last weekend’s Aragon GP, Marquez finally mathematically dropped out of
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