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Marquez To Miss Second Sepang Test After Breaking Leg

World Champion Marc Marquez will be unable to ride at next week’s second 2014 MotoGP™ test session at Sepang, having broken his right fibula during a dirt track training session in Spain on Wednesday afternoon.

The accident occurred in Lleida, west of Barcelona and close to Marquez’s home town of Cervera. The rookie premier class title winner of 2013, who on Monday had celebrated his 21st birthday, was immediately taken to the Quiron Dexeus University Hospital in Barcelona where he was treated by Dr. Xavier Mir for a spiral fracture of the distal third of his right fibula (bone between knee and ankle).

After carrying out a CT scan and x-ray, Dr. Mir explained:
"The results showed no ligament damage or dislocation and no need to proceed with surgery. I expect he will need three to four weeks to fully recover."

Marquez has already started rehabilitation with magnetic therapy. He will remain non-weight bearing for two weeks, meaning he will certainly miss next week’s Sepang test and possibly the following week in Phillip Island, Australia. Full recovery is expected for the season-opening Qatar MotoGP™ race on 23 March.

"It was a really unfortunate accident that could happen to anyone at anytime," Marquez commented on Thursday. "I was rushed to hospital and Dr. Mir treated me; thankfully there was no ligament damage and it seems like a clean break."

More information on Marquez’s recovery will be released in due course.


Story courtesy of MotoGP.com

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