Marquez has third surgery.... will miss season start.
Marc Marquez has already undergone a third operation and bone grafts on his right arm in Madrid and likely faces a six-month recovery period. The surgery involved bone being taken from his hip, which is high in red blood cells, and grafted onto the humerus area on his right arm where a new plate was also inserted.
Now the next question is what will the team do about the contractually need to field two bikes and who will ride the second one. Dovi is the tip to make a return to the team, with whom he raced from 2009 to the end of 2011 - scoring his first MotoGP victory . He moved to the factory team from JiR Honda, whom he made his MotoGP debut with.The full statement from Honda read: "Marc Marquez has undergone a new operation on his right arm as a result of the slow healing of the humerus bone, which has not improved with specific shock wave treatment.
"Today the rider has undergone surgery at the Hospital Ruber Internacional, in Madrid, for a pseudarthrosis of the right humerus.
"The surgery, carried out by a team made up of doctors Samuel Antuna, Ignacio Roger de Ona, Juan de Miguel, Aitor Ibarzabal and Andrea Garcia Villanueva, consisted of the removal of the previous plate and the placement of a new plate with the addition of an iliac crest bone graft with a corticoperiosteal free flap.
"The surgical procedure lasted for eight hours and was uneventful."
From Autosport.com.Should Marquez be unable to race for part of 2021, this leaves the door open for Andrea Dovizioso to make a surprise return to MotoGP action.
Dovizioso opted to take a sabbatical after quitting Ducati at the end of the 2020 season, with no test rider roles offered to him for 2021, which gave him a clear path back onto the MotoGP grid for 2022.
Free of any ties to teams in MotoGP, Honda could reasonably call on Dovizioso to fill in for Marquez should the Spaniard have to miss moreHe now likely faces a six-month recovery period, which would almost certainly rule him out for the start of the 2021 season, due to begin on 28 March in Qatar.