Reigning World Champion will miss the Sepang 2 preseason test after suffering a broken leg during a dirt track training session Wednesday.

Marquez was immediately transferred to Quiron Dexeus University Hospital in Barcelona where he was treated for a spiral fracture of the distal third of his right fibula. He will not need surgery and is expected to be fully recovered for the season-opening race in Qatar on March 23.

The 21-year-old took a moment Friday to post a message thanking his fans for their support.

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