Eight-time Champion will travel to Barcelona from Jerez to have an operation on his right shoulder on Wednesday 27 November
After a crash on Day 1 at the Jerez Test that reaggravated a right shoulder injury picked up in Sepang, reigning MotoGP™ World Champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) will undergo surgery on Wednesday 27 November.
The injury is on the opposite shoulder to Marquez’ 2018 left shoulder surgery, that left the number 93 with a very tough winter as he recovered in time for the start of the season. According to Repsol Honda Team, this operation will be similar to that of last year.
Marc Marquez: “This winter I would have liked to have a nice holiday and enjoy a bit of quiet time after a great 2019 – but it is time to have surgery on the right shoulder. As everyone knows, last winter was very tough for me with the operation on the left shoulder, which was very, very damaged. I want to avoid the situation where my right shoulder is in this condition in the future so I spoke a lot with the doctors to see what our options were. Before Motegi I had some issues with the shoulder and then after the crash in Malaysia I had a subluxation. Here at the test I had another subluxation after the crash, so we decided with the doctors that it was best to have the surgery to avoid the situation we had with the other shoulder. It will take more or less the same time and we will work in the same way to arrive at the Malaysia test as strong as possible.”