Marc Marquez is set to receive another shoulder surgery, this time to his right shoulder.
He had dislocated the shoulder in Motegi.
But subsequent crashes in Sepang, Valencia and Jerez worsened its condition.
Marc Marquez had a much-publicized surgery for his dislocated left shoulder in 2018, but he is now going to have another, this time to his right shoulder.
He had already dislocated the shoulder at Motegi but the spill during Q2 at Sepang exacerbated the injury.
Trailing Fabio Quartararo, he highsided at Turn 2 and landed hard on his ankles and knees at Sepang. He was forced to cancel the dinner appointment with participants of the Honda Asia Journey later that night. When he made a video conference call to address them, there were apparent bruises and lacerations to parts of his right knee and thigh. But no one knew that he had actually dislocated his right shoulder.
But Marc being Marc, he continued racing and finished the race in second behind Maverick Vinalez, thereby maintaining his Top 2 finish all year except for one race. He went on to win the season finale at Valenica two weeks later.
He would highside again two days later at the same track during the first 2020 off-season tests and landed on the right shoulder
If that wasn’t enough, he crashed again five days later at the current tests at Jerez, again landing on his right shoulder.
The reigning MotoGP champion will have to face a long rehabilitation period through winter. Testing duties will be taken over by Cal Crutchlow and Stefan Bradl.