FICKLE FINGER FALL: Honda's MotoGP ace Marc Marquez poses for supporters' 'selfies' after the April 2015 Argentina GP out of which he crashed with two laps left. Now his entry in his home GP is in question . Image: AFP / Juan Mabromata
BARCELONA, Spain - Honda's double MotoGP champion Marc Marquez underwent surgery on Saturday (April 25 2015) after fracturing his left little finger in a fall while riding a dirt bike in Spain.
He broke a leg in a dirt-bike crash before the start of the 2014 racing season.
His employer, Honda, said the 22-year-old's participation in his home Spanish GP in Jerez early in May had not been ruled out. He is fifth in the championship with 36 points after three races.
Yamaha's Valentino Rossi is on top with two wins contributing to his 66 points.
Honda said its rider went to a Barcelona hospital on Saturday morning where an X-ray examination showed up the fracture. A doctor there, Xavier Mir, said: "We decided to treat the injury, as we would in the case of any other patient, by fixing a titanium plate to the finger.
"This will allow us to initiate functional recovery after 24 hours and give him a chance of racing at Jerez."
Marquez' Spanish team mate Dani Pedrosa is already out of action. He has had surgery to fix an arm problem and Japanese rider Hiroshi Aoyama is standing in for him.