Repsol Honda Team's Spanish rider Marc Marquez celebrates after winning the MotoGP race in Valencia, Spain, November 17, 2019. /VCG Photo
World MotoGP champion Marc Marquez underwent his second shoulder operation in the space of a year on Wednesday with the surgery described as "successful" by his Honda team.
The 26-year-old Spaniard, who has six world titles in the elite class and eight overall, opted for the operation in Barcelona after experiencing discomfort in his right shoulder.
Repsol Honda Team's Spanish racer Marc Marquez rides during the Catalunya MotoGP race in Montmelo, Spain, June 15, 2019. /VCG Photo
Having crashed in end-of-season testing at Jerez on Monday, the Honda rider chose to have the operation as a preventative measure after medical consultation.
The operation was similar to the one performed on his left shoulder at the end of 2018 but less aggressive in nature.
"Marquez will be discharged within the next 48 hours. He will then begin his recovery and winter training," said a Honda Repsol team statement.
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