MotoGP: Marquez Operated On To Improve Breathing

of Spain and Repsol Honda Team is the 2013 champion. (Photo: Getty Images)

MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez underwent surgery in Barcelona on Monday in order to improve his breathing.

The successful surgery was to correct Marquez’s nasal bridge in order to improve his breathing through the nose. This operation was necessary due to a deviated septum that produced a respiratory obstruction preventing him breathing properly.

Marquez decided to have this procedure during the brief break in his schedule. The surgery took place at the Universitari Quirón Dexeus Hospital and was carried out by Dr. Ángel Chartre, Chief of the Internal Medicine of Hospital Universitari Quirón Dexeus, and Dr. Miguel Conti, otorhinolaryngologist at the facility. Marquez must now rest and will be inactive for one week.

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