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Marquez undergoes further surgery on right arm

Six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez, who has not raced since fracturing his arm at the start of the 2020 season, underwent another operation on his right arm on Thursday.

“Marc Marquez has undergone a new operation on his right arm as a result of the slow healing of the humerus bone,” said his Honda team.

They the operation was conducted in a hospital in Madrid, took eight hours and involved “the removal of the previous plate and the placement of a new plate” and a bone graft.

The 27-year-old Catalan rider had already undergone surgery on three occasions since his crash four laps from the end of the season-opening race in Jerez in July 

Honda did not say how soon Marquez would be able to ride again but Spanish sports newspaper Marca said the rider will not be able to return to competition until next May.

The 2021 season is provisionally scheduled to start in Qatar in late March.

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