Marc Marquez Fractures Finger In Dirt-Track Crash

Marc Marquez, seen here racing Valentino Rossi in Argentina, will need more than speed to overcome his rival’s points advantage.

Marc Marquez has suffered another setback to his championship defense. On Saturday, the two-time MotoGP world champion fell while riding his dirt-track bike and fractured the little finger on his left hand.

Dr. Xavier Mir, head of hand and upper-extremities pathology at Hospital Universitario Quiron Dexeus in Barcelona, Spain, plated the damaged digit. Mir said rehabilitation would begin within a day, giving Marquez “a chance of racing at Jerez.”

Practice for the Spanish Grand Prix, round four of the world championship, starts on Friday. According to Repsol Honda, Marquez’s participation in the race “has not been ruled out.”

Marquez crashed last weekend in Argentina while contesting the race lead with championship points-leader Valentino Rossi. He is currently fifth overall in points, 30 points down on Rossi.

Marc Marquez, seen here racing Valentino Rossi in Argentina, will need more than speed to overcome his rival’s points advantage.

Marc Marquez has suffered another setback to his championship defense. On Saturday, the two-time MotoGP world champion fell while riding his dirt-track bike and fractured the little finger on his left hand.

Dr. Xavier Mir, head of hand and upper-extremities pathology at Hospital Universitario Quiron Dexeus in Barcelona, Spain, plated the damaged digit. Mir said rehabilitation would begin within a day, giving Marquez “a chance of racing at Jerez.”

Practice for the Spanish Grand Prix, round four of the world championship, starts on Friday. According to Repsol Honda, Marquez’s participation in the race “has not been ruled out.”

Marquez crashed last weekend in Argentina while contesting the race lead with championship points-leader Valentino Rossi. He is currently fifth overall in points, 30 points down on Rossi.

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