Marc Marquez’s recovery from another eye injury as a result of a motocross crash is progressing “appropriately” according to his Honda MotoGP team.
The six-time premier class world champion missed the final two races of the 2021 MotoGP season after contracting an eye diplopia injury – which left him with severely blurred vision – a disease he first saw a decade ago the Moto2 would have suffered which almost ended its career.
Honda said in a statement Wednesday morning that the Spaniard’s recovery has been “favorable” in recent months while being treated by his “trusted ophthalmologist”, a result that allows him to continue on a “conservative” treatment plan over the years next weeks.
“The Repsol Honda team rider, who was diagnosed with an episode of diplopia after falling during training for the Portuguese GP last October, has regularly visited his trusted ophthalmologist to see how his eyesight has developed over the past two months judge. ”Honda’s statement began.
“During these reviews, the progress made was judged to be favorable and Marquez will therefore continue with a conservative treatment plan for the next several weeks.
“In addition to the conservative treatment plan, Marc Marquez will continue to have regular reviews with Dr. Sánchez Dalmau undergo.
“The situation does not prevent the Cervera driver from continuing his training plan in order to prepare physically for a new season.”
Marquez’s prolonged forced downtime has resulted in his being unable to test Honda’s all-new RC213-V in the Jerez postseason test, starting the 2022 season in Qatar in March.