MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has undergone surgery after suffering a fracture in a mountain bike crash while training.
The Honda rider, who crashed out of the Aragon Grand Prix last weekend, fell and broke a finger of his left hand while riding on the outskirts of Cervera, Lleida on Tuesday.
Marquez underwent surgery, carried out by Dr. Xavier Mir, who declared the operation a success, according to Honda.
The team said Marquez is expected to be fit to ride in the Japanese Grand prix in ten days' time.
"We have operated on Marc Marquez to treat a torsion fracture of the fifth metacarpal of his left hand," explains Dr. Mir.
"The surgery consisted of a reduction and internal fixation of the bone, through screws for compression and a neutralising titanium plate with six holes.
"After the insertion, the soft tissue has been closed up and we have placed a protective bandage around the finger, supporting it with the adjacent finger.
"Marc will remain in hospital for 24 hours, and in 48 hours will begin functional rehabilitation."