MotoGP driver Marquez misses another race with a broken thumb

Spanish motorcyclist Marc Marquez will also miss the MotoGP United States Grand Prix this weekend. A CT scan revealed that the eight-time world champion has not yet fully recovered from a broken right thumb. In consultation with doctors and the factory Honda team, Marquez decided to skip the upcoming Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin (Texas) after the Argentine Grand Prix.

Marquez, 30, was injured last month during the season opener in Portugal. The Honda driver started from pole position at the Portimão circuit, but got off badly and dropped back to fourth. Trying to make up for the loss of ground, the Portuguese Marquis Miguel Oliveira crashed. Both drivers retired. Marquez received a light penalty from the race management. He must do an extra loop in two rounds at the next Grand Prix.

However, it appears that the fall also caused material damage. The broken bones in his right hand now cost Marquis at least two general practitioners. The Spaniard, a six-time MotoGP world champion, has been unable to play a significant role in the championship in recent years due to injuries. Marquez broke his arm in the fall in early 2020 and has since had four surgeries.

Source: National Ports Agency

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