Marc Marquez progressing adequately from eye injury

Repsol Honda have confirmed progress has been made regarding Marc Marquez’ eye injury, therefore preparations for the 2022 MotoGP season can continue to take place.
Marc Marquez progressing adequately from eye injury

Six-time MotoGP champion Marc Marquez is recovering favourably from his most recent eye injury according to his Repsol Honda team. 

Marquez was diagnosed with an episode of diplopia - also known as double-vision - following a training accident ahead of last month’s Algarve Grand Prix.

The injury, which is a repeat of the eye problem he suffered in 2011, brought to an end a two-race winning streak for the eight-time world champion. 

The back-to-back wins in Austin and Misano were his second and third of the season, which was good enough to put him third highest in wins - only 2021 world champion Fabio Quartararo and Francesco Bagnaia had more. This is despite Marquez missing a total of four races.

While Marquez will continue with a ‘conservative treatment plan’ over the coming weeks, the 28 year-old remains able to train without physical limitation ahead of the new season.

A statement from Repsol Honda said: "The Repsol Honda Team rider, who last October was diagnosed with an episode of diplopia after suffering a fall while training for the Portuguese GP, has continued periodic visits to his trusted ophthalmologist to assess the evolution of his vision over the past two months. During these reviews the progress made has been deemed favourable and as a result Marquez will continue with a conservative treatment plan for the next few weeks.

"Marc Marquez will continue to undergo periodic reviews with Dr. Sánchez Dalmau during the coming weeks alongside the conservative treatment plan. The situation does not prevent the rider from Cervera from continuing his physical training plan to prepare himself physically for a new season."

If Marquez is passed fit for pre-season testing then it will be just the second time on the new 2022 bike. Marquez missed the post-season test at Jerez.

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