Injured Márquez to miss Malaysia test
20 February 2014 – Reigning MotoGP World Champion Marc Márquez has been forced to withdraw from the upcoming Malaysia test after breaking his fibula during a dirt-track training session in Lleida, near Barcelona, on Wednesday.
The Repsol Honda rider was immediately taken to the Universitario Quirón Dexeus Hospital, where renowned surgeon Dr. Xavier Mir treated the spiral fracture, which occurred on the distal third of his right fibula.
After carrying out a routine CT scan and X-ray, Dr. Mir explained: "The results showed no ligament damage or dislocation and no need to proceed with surgery. I expect he will need 3-4 weeks to fully recover."
Márquez, who will remain non-weight bearing for two weeks, could also miss the Phillip Island gathering which takes place the following week, but his team expects him to be in full health for the opening race in Qatar.