Paris (AFP)

Spanish driver Marc Marquez, who broke his right arm at the Spanish Grand Prix, underwent humerus surgery for the second time on Monday and will stay in hospital for 48 hours, said Dr Xavier Mir .

This second operation, after that of July 21 following his fall two days earlier on the Jerez circuit, allowed "to replace the titanium plate which had been placed on his humerus, because it was damaged due to an accumulation stress, "said the surgeon at Dexeus University Hospital in Barcelona.

"The first operation was a success, but it was not expected that this plaque would not be sufficient," said Dr Mir. "The build-up of stress in the operated area caused damage to the plaque, so it was removed and replaced with a new fixture."

The six-time MotoGP world champion "hasn't felt any pain during that time. He has always followed medical advice and what he felt in his body. Now we have to wait 48 hours to find out how long it will take him. to recover, "concluded the surgeon.

Three days after his operation on Tuesday 21, the Honda rider took part in the free practice of the Andalusian GP on Friday 24, then forfeited the qualifying sessions and the Sunday race, won like the previous one by the young Frenchman Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha-SRT).

The next three Grands Prix of this MotoGP season disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic are scheduled for August 9 in Brno (Czech Republic), then August 16 and 23 in Austria, on the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg where F1 had launched its season 2020, with two races in early July.

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