MotoGP, 2022: Marc Marquez again diagnosed with diplopia

By Ricardo Ferreira March 22, 2022 10:56 a.m.

The chilling fall of Marc Marquez during the warm-up of the Indonesian GP had serious consequences. Upon his return to Spain, the eight-time world champion was again diagnosed with diplopia.

MotoGP doctors banned Marc Marquez from going to Mandalika on Sunday due to a concussion. Now things have gotten even worse for the Spanish rider, Honda confirmed in a statement on Tuesday.

On the trip back to Spain, Marc Márquez began to feel discomfort with his vision and upon his arrival in Barcelona on Monday he had an emergency visit to Hospital Clínic de Barcelona with his trusted eye doctor, Dr. Sánchez Dalmau, who after an examination confirmed a relapse of diplopia which the pilot suffered last November.

This morning, the Spanish rider visited his medical team, led by Dr. Samuel Antuña, at the Ruber Internacional Hospital in Madrid, where Marquez underwent a general medical examination to assess all the bruises caused by the accident and brain MRI.

“The neuro-ophthalmological evaluation carried out on Marc Marquez on the Monday following the head trauma which occurred during the Indonesian Grand Prix, shows a new episode of diplopia caused by a recurrence of the paralysis of the fourth right nerve, with less damage than the previous one that happened in the injury in November 2021”said Dr. Sánchez Dalmau.

“After this examination, it was initially decided to undergo conservative treatment with periodic medical examinations. Next week, Marc Márquez will undergo a further examination to assess the evolution of the injury and predict the estimated recovery period to return to competition..

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