Marc Márquez, the great protagonist of the Portuguese GP at the start of the MotoGP World Championship, underwent emergency surgery upon his arrival in Madrid after suffering a displaced intra-articular fracture at the base of the first metacarpal of the thumb of his right hand.
As a result of the injury, Repsol Honda informed through a statement that the rider will not travel with the team to the Argentine GP, which will take place next weekend at Termas de Río Hondo.
After successful surgery to repair the broken first metacarpal in his right hand, Marc Marquez will miss the second round of the 2023 MotoGP World Championship.
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After arriving last night from the Portimao circuit, the eight-time world champion underwent surgery at the Ruber Internacional Hospital in Madrid with Dr. Ignacio Rober de Oña leading a team made up of Dr. Samuel Antuña and Dr. Andrea García Villanueva.
The surgery consisted of a closed reduction of the fracture and its internal fixation with two screws.
The 30-year-old driver from Cervera was injured on the third lap of Sunday's race, when the rider was unable to stop his Honda after blocking the front end and took the Portuguese Miguel Oliveira (Aprilia) and the from Madrid Jorge Martín (Ducati), who also broke a toe on his right foot in the action.
The incident was sanctioned by the commissioners with a double long lap (long lap) that Márquez had to comply with, according to the explicit wording, during the Argentine GP.
Due to a deficiency in the letter, it is clear that, if he returns to the GP of the Americas -which is held in Austin on April 16- Márquez will no longer have to comply with the penalty imposed.
For now, the team and the driver have not specified when he will be able to compete again.