Marquez undergoes successful six-week check-up

Eight-time World Champion Marc Marquez has undergone a six-week check-up yesterday after surgery on December 3, and has had a satisfactory evaluation.

Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) confirmed the Spanish rider visited hospital on January 14 for a check-up.

The 27-year-old suffered a shoulder injury in the first race of 2020, and has since been having troubles during the recovery process.

On December 3 HRC released a statement confirming Marquez had undergone further surgery due to slow healing of the humerus bone.

Six-weeks on from the surgery the Spaniard looks to be in a good position, however there is no confirmation on his return for the 2021 season.

A statement released by HRC read: “Today Marc Marquez has gone to the Hospital Ruber Internacional for a medical check-up.

“The eight-time world champion has visited six weeks after the surgery performed on December 3 for an infected pseudarthrosis of the right humerus.

“A satisfactory clinical and radiographic evolution has been confirmed for the time of evaluation.

“Marquez will continue with the specific antibiotic treatment and with a functional recovery programme adapted to his clinical situation.”

Currently, it is not known whether or not the Honda rider will make a recovery in time for the beginning of the season.

The Spaniard has undergone three surgeries since the injury was picked up at the Spanish Grand Prix.

It was possible Marquez would return during the 2020 season, however he was forced to undergo a second surgery after suffering damage to the titanium plate which was used to fix his shoulder in the first surgery.

Marquez will be continuing his lengthy recovery at home, with the aim of returning in 2021 to fight for the championship.

There will be concerns however that the Spanish rider may suffer further injuries should he return too quickly, so that could delay his comeback.

German rider Stefan Bradl was substitute for Marquez in 2020, so it is possible he will be back in the MotoGP paddock at the beginning of 2021.