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2014-02-21 08:45

RECOVERY MODE: Honda rookie Marc Marquez has fractured the fibula bone in his right leg, meaning he will have to miss the upcoming two tests ahead of the first MotoGP in Qatar on March 24.Image: AFP

IAIN ROGERS

MADRID, Spain - MotoGP World champion Marc Marquez has fractured the fibula bone in his right leg and is expected to be sidelined for three to four weeks.

The, his Repsol Honda team said on February 20 that the rider, was had his 21st birthday three days earlier, was injured during a

Marquez, who turned 21 on Monday (Feb 17), broke the fibula bone - the thicker of the two in the lower leg - on Wednesday during a dirt-track training session near Barcelona and close to his home town of Cervera. He's already started rehabilitation.

IN TIME TO RACE

The Spaniard will miss the late February MotoGP test in Sepang, Malaysia, and possibly the one in early March on Phillip Island, Australia, but is expected to have recovered in time to race in the season-opening Qatar GP on March 23.

Marquez' doctor Xavier Mir said: "The results showed no ligament damage or dislocation and no need fo surgery. He will need about a month to recover fully."

Marquez, who became the sport's youngest World champion during his rookie year in 2013, said: "It was a really unfortunate accident that could have happened to anybody at any time."
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