MARC MARQUEZ is suffering from double vision after damaging a nerve in his eye during Sunday’s horror MotoGP crash.
Marc Marquez is suffering nerve damage to his eye after his horror MotoGP crashCredit: [email protected]
The Spanish ace was flung 15 feet in the air but managed to avoid serious injuryCredit: [email protected]
The six-time MotoGP world champion was diagnosed with concussion after being flung 15 feet in the air.
But Marquez is now having trouble with his eyesight.
He first damaged a nerve during a crash in 2011.
And the issue – called ‘diplopia’ – returned towards the end of last year’s championship, ruling Marquez out of the final two rounds.
But after suffering further trouble during his flight home from Indonesia, Marquez checked into a Barcelona hospital.
And he has now been diagnosed with a new case of diplopia, which is causing him to see double.
Confirming the news on Twitter, Marquez said: “It seems that I am experiencing deja vu.
“During the trip back to Spain, I began to have discomfort with my vision, and we decided to visit Dr Sanchez Dalmau, who confirmed that I have a new episode of diplopia.
Marquez has suffered problems with his eyes before, including as recently as last yearCredit: Getty
“Fortunately, it is less severe than the injury i had at the end of last year.
“But now it’s time to rest and wait to see how the injury evolves. As always, thank you very much to everyone for your support.”
It now remains to be seen how long Marquez is out for.
But many believe it is a miracle he didn’t suffer any more serious injuries.
BT Sport commentator Gavin Emmett said: “That’s a shocking crash for Marc Marquez. That’s one of the biggest high-sides I’ve seen in 25 years covering this sport.
“He must have been 12 to 15 feet in the air the Repsol Honda man.”
Marquez had already crashed twice in qualifying before the horror smash that ruled him out of the main race.
Miguel Oliveira eventually won the GP for KTM Factory Racing after the action was delayed due to a lightning strike.