No further injuries for Marc Marquez

No further injuries for Marc Marquez
Monday, 3 June 2013

It has been confirmed that Friday’s heavy crash for Marc Marquez resulted in no other injuries than those identified in the Medical Centre of the Mugello circuit. The Repsol Honda Team rider underwent a check-up in Barcelona on Monday.

After flying from Bologna to Barcelona, Marquez headed directly to the city centre from the airport in order to be examined by Dr. Xavier Mir at the Hospital Universitario Quiron Dexeus.

It was quickly confirmed that no further injuries had been sustained, with Marquez having lost control of his bike at 337.9km/h (209.9mph) and been exposed to at least 25G in impact force at the end of the Mugello start/finish straight.

“Following the initial examination that we performed on Marc at Mugello, in which he underwent his first x-rays, we weren’t convinced about the condition of his right shoulder,” Dr. Mir explained.

“Today we have performed some more detailed x-rays on him, which confirm that the injury at the upper point of his humerus is minimal – a small fissure. As such injuries can compromise the condition of tendons in the shoulder, we also gave him a Doppler ultrasound scan. This ruled out any broken tendons. What he does have is a small inflammation of the tendons, but this is something that can be treated in a matter of days with physiotherapy.

“The progress in the 24 hours following the injury was very good. At first he had some difficulty lifting his arm, but this has improved now. He now only has some issues raising it sideways, which again is something that with physiotherapy he will completely recover from in time for the Catalan GP.”

Marquez suffered four crashes across the Mugello weekend, including that which removed him from second place in the closing stages of Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix.

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