MADRID, March 29. (Royals Blue) –
The Spanish MotoGP rider Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda) will not participate this weekend in the Argentine Grand Prix of the Motorcycle World Championship, despite the fact that he shows a “very favorable” evolution of his episode of diplopia -double vision-, which suffers after his fall in the ‘warm up’ of the Indonesian Grand Prix.
The eighth world champion visited his ophthalmologist, Dr. Bernat Sánchez Dalmau, at the Hospital Clínic in Barcelona on Monday to undergo his second medical check-up, after a first one last week after arriving in Spain from the Indonesian track.
“The second neuro-ophthalmological evaluation carried out on the patient Marc Márquez this past Monday has shown a very favorable evolution in the paralysis of the fourth right nerve affected by the fall that occurred in the Indonesian Grand Prix. The recovery is not yet complete and Marc Márquez must follow the therapeutic guideline established with conservative treatment”, explained Sánchez Dalmau.
Thus, despite showing “notable improvement”, he will continue to undergo conservative treatment with regular check-ups and will not participate in the next World Cup in Argentina, which is held this weekend.
During the warm-up laps prior to the Indonesian Grand Prix race at the Mandalika International Circuit, the rider from Cervera suffered a brutal ‘highside’ with his bike and jumped into the air before crashing at turn 7. He was able to get up by his own feet, but he suffered a concussion and several polytraumatisms that forced him to be transferred to the hospital in Mataram, the capital of the island of Lombok.
There, he underwent a more exhaustive medical examination and a CAT scan in which serious injuries were ruled out. However, as a precaution and jointly, the MotoGP medical team and Repsol Honda decided that it was better for the Catalan rider not to participate in the race.
It was on the trip back to Spain that Márquez “began to experience discomfort in his vision”, and upon arrival in Barcelona he went to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with a new episode of diplopia.