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Marc Marquez is heading home from the hospital after a third arm surgery. (Honda photo)

Marc Marquez Discharged Following Third Surgery

VALENCIA, Spain – Repsol Honda Team officials confirmed Sunday that six-time MotoGP champion Marc Marquez has been discharged from hospital care after undergoing surgery on Dec. 3.

Marquez suffered a broken right humerus during the MotoGP opener in July and underwent surgery to repair the injury.

He attempted to return to MotoGP competition in the next event, but after turning a few laps he parked his bike and has not competed since.

Marquez’s progress after a third surgery performed 10 days ago to graft bone from his hip to his arm, as well as the start of antibiotic therapy, has been deemed satisfactory by his medical team to allow for his discharge from Hospital Ruber Internacional in Madrid.

He’ll continue his recovery at home, as well as his antibiotic treatment following an infection that was discovered in the fracture previously.

While no recovery time was given by team officials Sunday, Marquez is anticipated to be sidelined for another six months, likely ruling him out for the start of the new MotoGP season on March 28 in Qatar.

Stefan Bradl rode in place of Marquez this season following his injury.

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