autoevolution
Car video reviews:
 

Marc Marquez Breaks Hand while Training on Bicycle with Brother Alex

It's been a tough year for Honda's MotoGP team, but it is still far from over, as troubles pile up and injuries affect its riders. This time it's the two-time MotoGP champion Marc Marquez who was injured during a bicycle training session.
Marc Marquez breaks hand while training on bicycle 1 photo
Marc was cycling outdoors with his brother Alex when he fell and felt pain in his left wrist. Medical investigations revealed that Marc had broken the fifth metacarpal bone in his left hand. The rider was rushed to Barcelona, where he was examined by Dr. Xavier Mir at the Dexeus Quiron hospital, one of the usual guys who fix injured MotoGP athletes.

The young Spaniard had surgery, and Dr. Mir says the operation was successful. Marquez will remain under medical surveillance for the next 24 hours and in 48 hours he will begin functional rehabilitation, Repsol Honda sources report.

Even though the Japan GP is almost two weeks away, an injury doesn't exactly help Marquez

“We have operated on Marc Marquez to treat a torsion fracture of the fifth metacarpal of his left hand. The surgery consisted of a reduction and internal fixation of the bone, through screws for compression and a neutralising titanium plate with six holes. After the insertion, the soft tissue has been closed up and we have placed a protective bandage around the finger, supporting it with the adjacent finger," Dr
. Mir says.

This means that Marquez is not in danger of missing out the upcoming MotoGP race, Honda's very home round at the Twin Ring Motegi. The race will take place on October 11, and Marc Marquez has plenty of time to restore as much functionality in his left hand as possible.Still, riding with a broken metacarpal bone kept in place by a titanium plate and screws is not exactly helpful, so we might see Marquez less aggressive in his on-track battles.
The Repsol Honda rider also admitted that he was a bit in a hurry and way too eager to fight Lorenzo at Aragon, miscalculating the grip his bike had and crashing unprovoked in the second lap.

Funny thing, Marquez did not sustain any serious injuries in any of the five race crashes he had this year... As to the help his injury provides for Yamaha, it looks like Rossi has more to gain from this than Lorenzo.

If anything, Marquez can be a buffer between the two. If Rossi gets ahead and has Marquez between him and Lorenzo, the Mallorcan will have to fight to pass the Honda rider before he can threaten the Doctor. This might buy Rossi just enough time to open up a gap.

On the other hand, if Lorenzo gets in front without Marquez between him and Rossi, the points difference between the Mallorcan and the Italian would be smaller, making Lorenzo's title chase a harder task.

Four races separate us from the championship end in Valencia and things are just getting hotter, so stay tuned.

 
 
 
 
 

Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories