Following a Moto2 crash at Sepang during the Malaysian Grand Prix, Repsol’s Marc Marquez began suffering from vision issues.
The 2010 125cc MotoGP Champion begin slowly recovering over the past three months, but the Spaniard didn’t reach the necessary level required by a professional motorcycle racer. Marquez received further consulting from various specialists, and decided to undergo surgery.
Following further consultation from various specialist, the 2011 Moto2 Rookie of the Year underwent surgery to his right eye Monday at the Outpatients Eye Surgery Unit of Barcelona’s Hospital Clinico, the procedure performed by Doctor Bernardo Sánchez Dalmau.
Repsol says: “The surgeon treated the rider for paralysis of the upper right oblique muscle, caused by trauma to the fourth right cranial nerve in Márquez’s crash last October 21 in free practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix.”
Doctor Dalmau reported the surgery was a success, and discharged Marquez so the 18-year old, allowing him “to continue his recovery at home.”
Repsol says: “Márquez will now rest up and begin his road to a full recovery.”
Marquez has yet to be ruled out of the opening Moto2 test at Valencia Feb. 8-10. Doctors will need to further analyze Marquez at the end of January, seeing if the young Moto2 rider is recovered enough to ride.