Almost everyone thought Marc Marquez was fine despite Sepang’s crash but it was not; the Spaniard suffered a dislocation of his right shoulder after that and he ended the season with that issue but reigning World Champion was still able to win in Valencia and finishing 2nd in Sepang, but his situation went worse after Jerez’s test.
Honda HRC rider crashed indeed during Day 1 and felt more pain, but still managed to go on track and do a lot of work; anyway, at the end of the second day, he confessed he will have to go under surgery to fix the problem and this means that it is going to be a long Winter for him where he will try to recover as much as he could for the first race of 2020 season.
By the way, this is not the first time that Marc Marquez has to go under surgery at the end of the year, as long as he had the same issue last year where he had an operation to fix a problem with his left shoulder, which was dislocated too. Marquez did not start the Championship in the best conditions but was still able to perform at its best and win the Title.
This does not mean that things are going to be easy for him, as long as he probably struggle to be even at Sepang’s tests on February: “I would have liked to enjoy the Winter with a good holiday after a great 2019, but it is time to go under surgery for my right shoulder. Last Winter was really tough for me due to left shoulder’s operation, but I want to avoid any problems to my right one, so I talked a lot with the doctors”.
Reigning World Champion said also that he had problems even before Malaysia: “After Motegi I had some issues with my shoulder and after Sepang’s incident I had a subluxation and here in Jerez the same, so we decided with the doctors that best thing to do was to go under surgery to avoid the pain I had with the other shoulder. More or less recovery time will be the same and I will work in the same way to be in the best conditions possible for Malaysia’s tests”