Honda updates on six-time MotoGP champ Marc Marquez eye injury

Honda says Marc Marquez is having a 'favourable' response to treatment concerning an eye injury that ruled him out of the final 2021 MotoGP rounds

Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda

Honda has given an update on the condition of its six-time MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez after he was diagnosed with an recurrence of his eye injury towards the end of the 2021 MotoGP World Championship.

The Spaniard suffered an episode of a condition known as ‘diplopia’ after suffering a fall during training, the incident forcing him to miss the final two events of the year in Portimao and Valencia.

After two years riddled with injury concerns, most notably the arm injury that ruled him out of the entire 2020 MotoGP season, the eye injury - which he first suffered in 2011 while competing in the Moto2 World Championship - presents a significant concern for the Spaniard.

Diplopia is a form of blurry double vision which clouds eyesight and is an affliction that Marquez says took 4.5 months to recover from when he first suffered it, the 59-time race winner revealing recently that he feared it would end his racing career before it had barely started at the time.

For now, Honda says progress on the injury is ‘deemed favourable’ and is pushing ahead with a treatment plan, though he is able to continue training.

"The Repsol Honda Team rider, who last October was diagnosed with an episode of diplopia after suffering a fall while training for the Portuguese GP, has continued periodic visits to his trusted ophthalmologist to assess the evolution of his vision over the past two months. 

“During these reviews the progress made has been deemed favourable and as a result Marquez will continue with a conservative treatment plan for the next few weeks.

"Marc Marquez will continue to undergo periodic reviews with Dr. Sánchez Dalmau during the coming weeks alongside the conservative treatment plan. 

“The situation does not prevent the rider from Cervera from continuing his physical training plan to prepare himself physically for a new season."