He might be one of the best motorcycle racers the world has ever seen, but years of ‘getting it wrong’ has taken its toll on the 28 year old. I can only imagine the heft of the poor lad’s medical records. And as if Marc Marquez’s medical file wasn’t already bursting at the scenes, they’ve only gone and given him yet another diagnosis; this time, it’s ‘diplopia’.
If you’ve never heard of diplopia before, or have no idea what it is, you wont be the only one. I too, had to Google it. Diplopia, in English, means ‘double vision’. MM93’s diplopia kicked off after a fall while training for the Portuguese GP. According to the latest press release from Honda, he’s having his eyes tested regularly and they (his eyes) are making good progress. Although, I’m pretty sure Honda would say that!
The latest is that his condition won’t stop him training to prepare for next season, but he’ll continue with a ‘conservative treatment plan’ for the time being, anyway.
Now, I don’t know exactly what it is about Marc Marquez, but there always seems to be something wrong with him. If it’s not his arms or his legs, it’s his eyes. And if I’m being perfectly honest, it worries me. It must petrify his friends and family. I know I’m not one to talk, because I’m really good at breaking myself, too; but I’m not a MotoGP rider.
How long is it going to be before HRC get fed up with Marc Marquez’s concerningly buxom medical history. You can’t keep having potentially career ending crashes, and keep a job at HRC, can you? Or perhaps you can when you’ve won six MotoGP championships.
But you don’t see other MotoGP stars suffering this many injuries. Sure, there is the odd fracture to contend with, but nothing on the same scale as Marquez. I really hope injury doesn’t force him to hang his leathers up before he’s ready to, but I’ve got a feeling he thinks he’s got another world championship in him (and I wouldn’t be surprised if he did), so I think he’ll keep going as long as he can, whatever state his body’s in.
In the meantime, I really hope he looks after himself this off-season. If you’re reading this Marc, watch out for those motocross bikes, they’re dangerous; and you’ve got another world championship to win, remember?