Marc Marquez has escaped his crash-strewn MotoGP weekend at Mugello with what his doctor described as "minimal" injuries.
The Spaniard crashed four times at the Italian circuit, including falling while second in the race and a ferocious high-speed crash in second practice. The combined effect of those incidents meant he initially had trouble lifting and moving his arm, with his shoulder an area of particular concern.
MotoGP specialist Dr. Xavier Mir has confirmed the Spaniard escaped any serious injury however after conducting further checks at the Hospital Universitario Quiron Dexeus.
"Following the initial examination that we performed on Marc at Mugello, in which he underwent his first X-rays, we weren't convinced about the condition of his right shoulder," Mir explained. "Today we have performed some more detailed X-rays on him, which confirm that the injury at the upper point of his humerus is minimal – a small fissure.
"As such injuries can compromise the condition of tendons in the shoulder, we also gave him a Doppler ultrasound scan. This ruled out any broken tendons. What he does have is a small inflammation of the tendons, but this is something that can be treated in a matter of days with physiotherapy.
"He now only has some issues raising [his arm] sideways, which again is something that with physiotherapy he will completely recover from in time for the Catalan Grand Prix."
Marquez said he was still working to identify the cause of his fall, adding: "I was better than we expected before the race; my rhythm was quite good, I followed Dani [Pedrosa] and Jorge [Lorenzo] in the beginning and I felt so good.
"In the end I tried to attack a little bit because I saw I can be faster than Dani but I don't know why [I crashed]. Sure I made a mistake but we don't know what.
"We cannot forget this is my first year, this can happen. We need to learn about that and be better in the next race."