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Marc Marquez Dislocates Shoulder During Private Jerez Test – Feeling Fine

Just in case you didn’t already realize it, Honda’s reigning MotoGP champion is one tough young man. On Saturday, Repsol Honda held a test session at the Jerez circuit, and Marquez crashed and dislocated his right shoulder. We understand Marquez had the circuit’s medical center take a quick look, and there was no damage after the shoulder promptly popped back into place.

Marquez has a history of shoulder dislocations, particularly on the left side (again, this was the right shoulder). He dislocated his left shoulder at Silverstone in 2013, and again dislocated that same left shoulder in Austria last August. Each time Marquez gets right back to work on his motorcycle, just as he is expected to participate in the next test scheduled at Qatar on March 10-12.


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8 Comments

  1. wjf says:

    Maybe he is a terminator sent back in time….you know you can hear the theme music…

  2. dt 175 says:

    there is ALWAYS damage w/ an ac separation. he might be able to do a 2:04 flat at cota but i’ll bet he can’t throw a baseball across the pit lane w/out pain…

    • TF says:

      It says he suffered a dislocation, not an AC separation. You’re right though, I have lived with a grade three separation for years and cannot throw a baseball to save my life.

    • Randy D. says:

      You know, 25 years ago I hurt my right shoulder falling off a ladder 14′ and recently tried to throw a baseball and now feel like a spastic when trying to do it. Used to play baseball in my youth. Maybe this is why I can’t any more. I can still ride though.

  3. Gary says:

    He may be tough but he is not indestructible. He clearly has the potential to be the GOAT in MotoGP, but if he doesn’t learn to ride more conservatively … especially in testing … his career may end prematurely due to injury. That would be a pity.

    • Randy D. says:

      You mean like Tiger Woods in pro golf? His career is over even though he hope’s it’s not.

    • Brian says:

      Yeah, I worry that his luck will run out one day. He makes some amazing saves, but he also falls a lot, and even a theoretically benign crash is an opportunity for something to go badly wrong.

      Marquez had 17 crashes in 2016, 13 in 2015. In comparison, Rossi had 4 in 2016, 2 in 2015. MM also holds the record for fastest crash (209.9 mph, crash duration over 4 seconds).