Marquez Out Of Hospital

Henny Ray Abrams | October 26, 2011

Spanish Moto2 star Marc Marquez recently completed an evaluation of his health at the USP Institut Universitari Dexeus in his homeland after vision problems ruled him out of Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix. Marquez suffered a crash in Friday’s free practice. On Monday, Marquez was checked into the Barcelona hospital and examined by Dr. Xavier Mir and Dr. Ángel Charte, who performed a series of tests and kept him under observation for 48 hours.

“Marc Márquez has a left shoulder traumatism, and incisive wound on the chin and second degree burns on the right knee, so we started with the cures to start regenerating the skin,” Dr. Mir said in a statement issued by Marquez’ Repsol team. “The rider arrived to the hospital after suffering an accident that caused concussion with brachial involvement and several contusions. In Malaysia he also suffered an episode of blurred vision and image distortion. When he arrived to the USP Institut Universitari Dexeus, we did several diagnosis tests that showed that he suffers periorbital edema that produces a sequential vertical diplopia [double vision], and discards any other type of injury. He is following a treatment to correct this vision alteration and it is evolving satisfactorily.” A decision will be made in the next few days as to whether Marquez will take part in the series finale, November 4-6, in Valencia, Spain.

Henny Ray Abrams | Contributing Editor

Abrams is the longest-serving contributor at Cycle News. Over the course of his 35-some years of writing and shooting photos, he’s covered events from MotoGP to the Motocross World Championship - and everything in between.