Marquez suffers shoulder injury

MotoGP Championship leader Marc Marquez dislocated his shoulder during a nasty accident during FP3 of this weekend’s Austrian GP on Saturday.

The Honda rider was in third place on the time sheets behind the Ducatis of Andrea Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso, but appeared to lose his balance around Turn 3 and nearly crashed into team-mate Dani Pedrosa before being flung to the ground.

The two-time MotoGP champion was slow to get up and appeared to have suffered a collar bone or shoulder injury, but it was confirmed shortly after that he had in fact dislocated his left shoulder.

After his return to the pits, he briefly received treatment at the Clinica Mobile centre and it was suggested that he might return to the track before the end of the session, although that ultimately didn’t happen as he had already qualified for Q2 later on Saturday.

Marquez famously finished in second place at the British GP in 2013 after dislocating his shoulder in the warm-up at Silverstone.