Spanish MotoGP rider Marc Marquez has had a second operation to treat his right arm, which was broken in a heavy crash during the Spanish Grand Prix on July 19.

The titanium plate in his right arm was successfully replaced, and he is expected to be discharged from hospital in 48 hours, MotoGP said in a statement.

“Marc Marquez underwent a second operation… after the titanium plate used to fix his right humerus was found to have suffered damage due to stress accumulation,” it said on Monday.

“Dr Xavier Mir and his team at the Hospital Universitari Dexeus successfully replaced the titanium plate…”

The 27-year old underwent the first surgery on July 21 in Barcelona.

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