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Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda RC 213 V) has been successfully operated on to repair the fracture of the first metacarpal of his right hand and will miss the second round of the MotoGP World Championship in Argentina.

The Cervera rider suffered a crash in the first laps of the Portuguese GP on Sunday, in which he took Miguel Oliveira ahead and was forced to abandon the race.

Upon returning to Spain, Marc Márquez was diagnosed with an intraarticular fracture displaced from the base of the first metacarpal of the thumb of his right hand and was immediately subjected to surgery at the Ruber International Hospital in Madrid by the team of Dr. Ignacio Roger de Oña.

"The surgery consisted of a closed reduction of the fracture and internal fixation of it with two screws and passed without incident," the pilot's team reported.

Thus, both Marc Márquez and the Repsol Honda team have decided that the eight-time world champion "misses the next round of the World Championship to fully focus on his recovery and reach the next appointments in the best possible conditions".

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