Marc Marquez’s recovery following the re-introduction of an eye injury as a result of a motocross crash is progressing “adequately” according to his Honda MotoGP squad.
The six-time premier class world champion was forced to miss the final two races of the 2021 MotoGP campaign after suffering an eye diplopia injury-leaving him with severely blurred vision among other symptons- an ailment he first suffered a decade ago in Moto2 that nearly ended his career.
Honda revealed in a sort statement on Wednesday morning that the Spaniard’s recovery progress has been “favourable” over the past couple of months while receiving treatment from his “trusted ophthalmologist”, an outcome that will allow him to continue on a “conservative” treatment plan across the next few weeks.
“The Repsol Honda Team rider, who last October was diagnosed with an episode of diplopia after suffering a fall while training for the Portuguese GP, has continued periodic visits to his trusted ophthalmologist to assess the evolution of his vision over the past two months,” started Honda’s statement.
“During these reviews the progress made has been deemed favorable and as a result Marquez will continue with a conservative treatment plan for the next few weeks.
“Marc Marquez will continue to undergo periodic reviews with Dr. Sánchez Dalmau during the coming weeks alongside the conservative treatment plan.
“The situation does not prevent the rider from Cervera from continuing his physical training plan to prepare himself physically for a new season.”
Marquez’s extended enforced down-time has meant he has been unable to test Honda’s all-new RC213-V in the post-season Jerez test, with the hope being he will be fit enough for the Sepang test at the end of January and subsequently the start of the 2022 season in Qatar in March.