Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Márquez undergoes successful eye surgery

Marc Márquez has undergone a successful operation on his right eye to correct vision problems he has suffered since his crash in Malaysia.

The 125cc World Champion has been gradually recovering his vision over the past three months, but not to the optimum condition needed to compete at a professional level. After consulting with several specialists, it was decided that the best avenue was a small intervention to correct the vision in his right eye.

The Moto2 Rookie of the Year award winner was operated on early Monday morning at the Ophthalmic Institute at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona’s Ambulatory Surgery Unit by Dr. Bernardo Sánchez Dalmau. Márquez has been discharged from hospital to continue recovery at home.

In the coming days, Márquez will have to rest and begin the recovery. The first Moto2 class tests are scheduled to be held from February 8 through 10 at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia and Márquez’s participation has not been not ruled out. The decision will be made later this month depending on the state of the Repsol rider and after consultation with specialists.

Press release courtesy of Repsol Media Service

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