Marc Marquez suffers from double vision after Indonesian MotoGP crash

Marc Marquez suffers from double vision after Indonesian MotoGP crash

Marc Marquez has suffered a relapse of Diplopia, forcing him to miss the final race of the 2021 MotoGP season and putting his participation in the Argentine Grand Prix in jeopardy.

Following his catastrophic accident in warm-up at Mandalika on Sunday, Marc Marquez’s ambitions for the 2022 MotoGP title have been dealt a serious blow with the announcement that he has experienced a ‘new episode’ of diplopia.

The Honda rider was forced to withdraw from last weekend’s Indonesian GP after suffering a concussion from a terrifying high-side collision during Sunday morning’s warm-up practice, opting to return home to Spain in order to heal in time for the Argentinean GP in two weeks.

His participation in the first American MotoGP race of the year may now be in jeopardy after he was diagnosed with another case of Diplopia after experiencing double vision on the way back from Indonesia.

The eight-time world champion, who was forced to withdraw from the final two rounds of the previous season due to double-vision issues that began in 2011, made the following news on social media:

“It seems that I am experiencing déjà vu… During the trip back to Spain, I began to have discomfort with my vision, and we decided to visit Dr. Sánchez Dalmau, who confirmed that I have a new episode of diplopia,” Marquez said.

“Fortunately, it is less severe than the injury I had at the end of last year. But now it’s time to rest and wait to see how the injury evolves. As always, thank you very much to everyone for your support!!”

As a result of his vision problems, Marquez was forced to make an emergency trip to the Hospital Clinic de Barcelona in Spain with his “trusted ophthalmologist Dr. Sánchez Dalmau,” according to a statement released by his Honda team on Tuesday morning. The six-time premier class champion was then diagnosed with Diplopa once more.

“During the journey back to Spain, Marc Marquez began to experience discomfort with his vision and upon his arrival in Barcelona on Monday, he had an emergency visit to the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona with his trusted ophthalmologist, Dr. Sánchez Dalmau,” said Honda’s statement.

“After an examination, he confirmed a relapse in the diplopia that the rider suffered last November.”

“This morning, the Spanish rider visited his medical team, led by Dr. Samuel Antuña, at the Ruber Internacional Hospital in Madrid, where Marquez underwent a general medical check-up to evaluate all the bruises caused by the crash and a brain MRI.”

“This has reconfirmed that he did not suffer any other injuries.”

Marquez’s struggles with Diplopia began after a horrific Moto2 crash back in 2011 that nearly ended his career, but he managed to avoid more problems until he crashed during motocross practice ahead of last year’s Algarve GP.

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