Marquez back on bike four days after surgery on broken arm

The six-time defending Moto GP champion Marc Marquez says he will decide later whether to take part in the race itself on Sunday.

MotoGP star Marc Marquez

MotoGP star Marc Marquez is declared fit to race despite undergoing surgery to fix a broken right humerus on Tuesday.   -  Getty Images

Marc Marquez returned to the track just four days after undergoing surgery on a broken arm and finished Saturday’s practice session for the Andalucia Grand Prix with the 20th best time.

The six-time defending Moto GP champion says he will decide later whether to take part in the race itself on Sunday.

Team Honda said Thursday that Marquez passed a physical and was declared fit to race despite undergoing surgery to fix a broken right humerus on Tuesday.

The Spaniard crashed near the end of last Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez de la Frontera, which marked Moto GP’s first race since the coronavirus pandemic struck.

Tests showed there was no nerve damage caused by the fracture, allowing Mŕrquez to participate this weekend at the same Circuito de Jerez-angel Nieto circuit.

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