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23 days ago
By motogp.com

Marc Marquez suffers fractured humerus in Jerez crash

The reigning World Champion will stay in Jerez for observation over the next 12 hours, before travelling to Barcelona for surgery on Tuesday

After crashing heavily on the exit of Turn 3 in the latter stages of the Gran Premio Red Bull de España, Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) has been diagnosed with a fractured right humerus.

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Marc Marquez suffers horrible highside at Turn 3

After producing a miracle save at Turn 4 and then staging an unbelievable comeback to P3, Marquez suffered a vicious highside with four laps of the race to go. The eight-time World Champion was immediately taken to the medical centre and it was later confirmed by MotoGP™ Traumatology Specialist Dr Mir that he’d suffered a fractured humerus in the crash.

“Marc Marquez has suffered an injury, it seems, from a direct impact of the tyre to the right arm, resulting in a fracture to the shaft of the humerus, a complete fracture although it isn’t completely displaced, with some possible paralysis of the radial nerve, although we’re not certain. This injury has been immobilised here for when they decide to move him to Barcelona to carry out a definitive treatment.”

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Marquez horrific Jerez crash OnBoard with telemetry data

MotoGP™ Medical Director Dr Charte also offered information on Marc Marquez: “Tomorrow Dr Mir will leave for Barcelona to proceed with treatment, if there is no more news regarding the tissue, to surgically treat the humerus. That being said, we can’t say in any absolute terms if he will be at the next race or Brno or Austria. It’s not the moment, we’ll talk about it next week.”

We’ll hopefully see Marc Marquez back on track at the Gran Premio Red Bull de Andalusia on Friday the 24th of July.

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