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No surgery for Marc Marquez

3 September 2013

Rookie MotoGP title leader Marc Marquez will not require surgery following the dislocated left shoulder sustained at Silverstone on Sunday.

Marquez wrote on Twitter that a medical examination had confirmed shoulder ligament damage, but that an operation was not necessary.

The Repsol Honda star suffered the injury in a morning warm-up fall, had the shoulder popped back into place at the Medical Centre - then stunned by fighting for victory in the race!

A last lap exchange concluded with Yamaha's reigning champion Jorge Lorenzo passing Marquez at the penultimate turn, ending a run of four successive victories for the 20-year-old.

Nevertheless, Marquez still extended his championship advantage to 30 points over team-mate and neatest rival Dani Pedrosa, third at the British GP, with Lorenzo now 39 points adrift with six rounds to go.

Asked if he was now thinking about the world championship, Marquez confirmed: "Yes a little bit. We are 30 points in front of Dani, 39 to Jorge, but there are a lot of races and points and you saw that I take the same risks with or without the points lead. Always I will try to push, try to be there.

"We are [leading] after four victories in a row, now we finished second at a circuit where Yamaha and Jorge have always been so strong. The battle was so nice, but in the end we take the 20 points, it is important for the championship."

The last rookie to win the premier-class crown was 'King' Kenny Roberts in 1978.

Marquez has until the San Marino round on September 13-15 to recover fitness.


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