Marquez was relieved to receive the green light to return to Portugal

Marc Marquez will end his MotoGP injury nightmare with a long-awaited return to the Portuguese Grand Prix next week.

The six-time champion was unable to defend his 2020 title after breaking the humeral bone in his right arm after falling in the first race at Jerez.

Marquez underwent three surgeries, the last of which was performed in December after an infection was discovered in the fracture.

He has been able to build up his training regime and is now ready to go back to the start after receiving approval from medical experts.

Marquez’s Repsol Honda team said in a statement on Saturday: “In the review that the Ruber Internacional Hospital medical team carried out on Marc Marquez four months after the operation, led by doctors Samuel Antuna and Ignacio Roger de Ona Made up of doctors De Miguel, Ibarzabal and García Villanueva, an infected pseudoarthrosis of the right humerus was found to be in a very satisfactory clinical condition with obvious progress in the process of bone consolidation.

“In the current situation, Marquez can return to competition if he takes the appropriate risk associated with his sporting activity.”

Marquez wrote on Twitter: “I’m VERY HAPPY! Yesterday I went to see the doctors and they gave me the green light to return to the competition. It’s been 9 difficult months with moments of uncertainty and ups and downs and now I will . ” I can enjoy my passion again! See you next week in Portimao !! “

He has yet another medical test to pass before racing in Portugal, but Marquez and his team seem confident that he is healthy enough to compete.

There’s reason to make up for Marquez in the championship after missing the first two rounds of the season, both played in Qatar.

Johann Zarco from Pramac Racing made the early race in the drivers standings. With two second places, the Frenchman took 40 points.