Alberto Puig confirmed that as of early August, six-time MotoGP champion Marc Marquez, who underwent the 4th surgery on the humerus of his right hand, in theory, and in practice will be able to return to work in September.
Marquez began to regularly post photos from the gym, where he actively restores the muscle mass of his right shoulder and forearm. He was operated on in June, immediately after the Italian Grand Prix, and for 6 weeks after that, he did not have any physical exertion – the bone had to heal in absolute rest.
Surgeons from the American Mayo Clinic in Rochester (Minnesota) talked about a 3-4-month rehabilitation, and 2 months of it are already over.
Honda Racing expects Marc Marquez to appear at the 2-day IRTA tests in Misano, which are scheduled immediately after the San Marino Grand Prix on September 6-7. That is, in 3 months. Also, Mark should return to the MotoGP paddock soon. Perhaps we will see him in the Repsol Honda box already at Silverstone.
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Today at Silverstone, Alberto Puig once again expressed hope that Mark could return faster than everyone had originally planned:
“The doctors say that after the fracture is healed, everything is fine. And when there are no complications, the bone fuses completely within three to four months, – said the boss of Repsol Honda. – Will Mark be able to return to service, for example, in October? That would be great! We’ll find out more about it, I think, in Misano. But in any case, Mark’s health comes first, it’s a priority. We have to wait. There is no point in forcing events because its form by 2023 is more important.”
Some suggest that Mark could try to return to racing after the trials in Misano, that is, at the next stage – the Grand Prix of Aragon (September 18).
“We think that he will return to work much earlier. There are many tasks that we can solve right now in connection with the motorcycle upgrade,” Puig added.