Following surgery to repair a broken first metacarpal in his right hand, Marc Marquez will miss the second round of the MotoGP World Championship.
Upon returning to Spain for further evaluation, Marquez was diagnosed with a displaced interarticular fracture of the base of the first metacarpal of the thumb of the right hand, Repsol Honda Team revealed Monday.
The rider of the No. 93 immediately underwent surgery at the Ruber Internacional Hospital in Madrid.
The successful surgery consisted of a closed reduction of the fracture and internal fixation of the same with two screws.
Marquez suffered a crash on lap three of the season opener in Portugal, which took out Jorge Martin and Miguel Oliveira in the process.
In a statement release by Repsol, the team revealed the news.
“Marquez and the Repsol Honda Team have elected for the eight-time world champion to miss the next round of the world championship to fully focus on recovery and arrive at the forthcoming rounds in the best possible condition.”