Marc Marquez will miss next week’s pre-season test at Sepang after breaking his leg in a dirt track training session. The reigning world champion suffered a spiral fracture of the distal third of his right fibula in the accident in Lleida yesterday afternoon.
Marquez was treated at the Universitario Quirón Dexeus Hospital by Dr. Xavier Mir who, after carrying out a CT scan and X-ray, eased any fears that Marquez’s participation in the opening Grand Prix of the season may be in doubt. “The results showed no ligament damage or dislocation and no need to proceed with surgery. I expect he will need 3-4 weeks to fully recover”, he confirmed.
Speaking of the accident itself, Marquez claimed he was simply a victim of bad luck and is relieved his title defence won’t be affected.
“It was a really unfortunate accident that could happen to anyone at any time. I was rushed to hospital and Dr. Mir treated me, thankfully there was no ligament damage and it seems like a clean break”.
With a 3-4 week recovery period, Marquez also looks likely to miss the test in Phillip Island which starts on March 3rd. Repsol Honda are yet to announce a replacement for the Spaniard.