News & Multimedia

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

Show More Show Less
Now Viewing
Marquez To Miss Second Sepang Test After Breaking Leg
 
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.
Read More
Related Media
Food Truck Friday
 
IMS, Red Bull Air Race To Take Over Food Truck Friday Downtown
With anticipation building for the first Red Bull Air Race, this Friday the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will take over Food Truck Friday on Georgia Street in downtown Indianapolis.
Read More
David Boudia
 
Olympic Gold Medalist Boudia to Serve as Grand Marshal at Red Bull Air Race
David Boudia, a four-time Olympic medalist and one of the world’s best 10-meter platform divers, will serve as the Grand Marshal of the inaugural Red Bull Air Race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Oct. 1-2.
Read More
Simon Pagenaud
 
Pagenaud Drives to Dominant Sonoma Victory and 2016 Championship
With a dominating drive from the pole position, Simon Pagenaud won the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma and earned his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship.
Read More
Geoff Aaron
 
Red Bull Bringing World of Extreme Sports to IMS During Air Race
Red Bull will bring the world of extreme sports to the first-ever Red Bull Air Race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Oct. 1-2. Top Red Bull athletes in disciplines such as slacklining, BMX and Moto Trials will complete action-packed demos during both days of racing.
Read More
Astor Cup
 
Pruett's Preview: GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma
The big question left to answer across 85 laps under the wine country sun in Northern California is whether Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud or Will Power will be celebrating into the night on Sunday with thousands of diehard open-wheel fans.
Read More
Items 1 - 5 of 2,326
Reserve one of our hospitality suites for your next event!
To start planning your event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway please fill out our Information Request Form or contact Laura Wyamn at (317) 492-8557 or email at lwyman@brickyard.com.
Latest Tweets
IMS is becoming a certified Airport, race fans! One week from today @Redbullairrace pilots will take to the sky!… https://t.co/Na9irMO5MO
about 10 hours ago