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Marc Marquez suffers fractured arm in Spanish MotoGP crash 

Marc Marquez faces a period out of racing after fracturing his arm in a violent crash during the closing stages of the 2020 Spanish MotoGP in Jerez

Marc Marquez is to undergo surgery after it was confirmed he has suffered a fractured arm in his spectacular crash during the closing stages of the 2020 Spanish MotoGP.

The defending champion was on a charge back up through the field after an error on lap five while leading sent him off track and down to the back of the field at Turn 3.

However, having worked his way back into contention to run third with just three laps remaining, he violently high-sided at the very same turn. Coming down heavily on his side, a trip to the medical centre confirmed a fracture to his humerus.

As such, he will be taken to hospital to undergo surgery on the injury. It is not clear how long his recovery time could.

The incident could spell bad news for Marquez’s title hopes in 2020 given the concentrated season magnifying the impact of even a modest period out through injury. Round two of the season, also in Jerez, begins in just four days time.

Full Repsol Honda statement below

“A fall at Turn 3 while fighting for the podium has resulted in a broken right humerus for the reigning World Champion, who will travel to Barcelona for surgery.

“After mounting an incredible comeback in the Spanish GP, Marc Marquez suffered a high side at Turn 3 and came down heavily on his right arm. As a result, the eight-time World Champion has suffered a transverse diaphyseal fracture to his right humerus. MotoGP medical staff have confirmed there is no other serious head or thoracic trauma but will remain under observation for 12 hours.

“Marquez will travel to the Hospital Universitari Dexeus in Barcelona on Monday, July 20 and is aiming to be operated on by Dr Xavier Mir and his team on Tuesday, July 21st.

“Recovery time is as yet unknown, the Repsol Honda Team will provide an update after the operation.”
 

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