Repsol Honda explains why MotoGP champ Marc Marquez needed another operation

Marc Marquez contracted an infection of his troublesome arm injury, forcing another operation five months after the accident from he hasn't raced since

Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda [1200]

Repsol Honda has provided more details regarding the surgery Marc Marquez has undergone on his troublesome arm, revealing he had contracted an infection that was hampering what has become a slow healing process for the multiple title-winner.

Five months after the accident in Jerez that scuppered his hopes of a seventh MotoGP world title less than a full race into the abbreviated 2020 MotoGP season, Marquez underwent two surgeries - once directly after the incident and another a week on from that - before requiring a third operation on December 3 [Thursday].

The procedure - which took eight hours - was the treat an infection named pseudarthrosis, which can occur for several reasons but in this case is related to an infection of the arm fracture.


“Marc Marquez’s post-operative clinical situation has been deemed satisfactory by his medical team at the Hospital Ruber Internacional, in Madrid,' said the Repsol Honda statement.

“However, the cultures obtained during the pseudarthrosis surgery have confirmed that there was a previous infection in the fracture, which will see Marquez undergo specific antibiotic treatment in the coming weeks.

“Marquez will remain at the Hospital Ruber Internacional, in Madrid.”

The operation at this stage in the winter means Marquez faces a race against time to be fully fit in time for even the season opener in Qatar in March 2021.

Marquez was seeking another stride towards becoming statistically the greatest MotoGP rider of all-time following his dominant campaign in 2019. However, though he suffered his injury right at the top of the season/in July, this operation lends weight to murmurings that the accident will leave a legacy on his career.