Marquez was compelled to overlook the ultimate two rounds of the 2021 season when a concussion suffered in a motocross coaching incident in November led to a return of the double imaginative and prescient points he beforehand had in 2011 after a Moto2 crash.
Honda confirmed on Thursday that Marquez’s restoration had progressed sufficiently sufficient for him to return to bike coaching this week.
However talking after Honda’s 2022 racing presentation on Friday, Marquez admits his unsure future over the winter was “a tough time” – and no eventuality, together with by no means driving a motorcycle once more, was off the desk.
When requested by Autosport how nervous he was over the winter about his damage, he replied: “In fact the restoration of an damage like this, on this imaginative and prescient, is just not one thing you possibly can place.
“You both have clear imaginative and prescient or you do not have clear imaginative and prescient. It is on or off. So, ranging from this level in fact I am the primary one which when I’ve an damage, I need to journey the subsequent day.
“However the expertise, particularly on this case from 10 years in the past in 2011, was precisely the identical scenario; you do not know, and you can’t say.
“And the physician did not say to me, ‘you can be [fine] in three months, six months or one month’. I imply, it is one thing that even the medical doctors do not know.
“So, it was tough, however step-by-step it was coming higher. However when you’ve gotten this sort of damage all the pieces is on the desk.
“I imply, surgical procedure is on the desk, time is on the desk and the likelihood to not journey a motorcycle is on the desk.
“So, it was tough and was a tough time as a result of you do not know your future.
“However particularly the final month began to be higher and higher, and once I began to really feel higher one week in the past I began biking a bit, then I begin with the mountain bike biking and the sensation was good.
“It was higher and higher, and this week once I had the physician test he confirmed that feeling after which he allowed me to journey a motorcycle.”
Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Workforce
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Marquez hasn’t dominated out being on his Honda once more for the beginning of pre-season testing in February in Malaysia, however famous: “I need to strive extra days [on a bike] and I need to strive in a GP circuit to see as a result of I need to be 100% positive that once I begin the pre-season I shall be mounted and I shall be able to do a traditional season.”
He additionally says he’s unlikely to wish surgical procedure additional down the road, however he cannot say for sure till he has tried driving a motorcycle on a correct race circuit and is ready to see how his eye reacts.
“In fact, if I am driving a motorcycle it is as a result of the surgical procedure, it seems like we won’t want,” he added.
“In fact, if I am driving the bike it is as a result of I’ve an ideal imaginative and prescient. However in the intervening time, I observe the recommendation of the physician.
“He needs to see in a GP circuit with excessive velocity alone, a one-day take a look at with loads of laps, if once I get drained I’ve some downside or not.
“So, I need to consider, and my physician needs to guage all this stuff earlier than permitting me to be within the Malaysia take a look at.
“So, for that cause from the primary second I bought injure we took a conservative approach.
“Step-by-step, time will repair all the pieces. If time would not repair all the pieces, we’ll want surgical procedure, nevertheless it seems like time is working in the best approach and all the pieces is sweet.
“So, seems like we can’t want one other surgical procedure and I hope I do not want one other surgical procedure on my imaginative and prescient.”
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