Marquez avoids serious injury in heavy crash


Marc Marquez is set to race in qualifying at the Austrian MotoGP on Saturday just hours after damaging his shoulder in a heavy crash.

Championship leader Marquez was taken to hospital with a suspected dislocated left shoulder following a high speed fall at Turn 3 during the third practice session at the Red Bull Ring.

The steely Spaniard reportedly popped his shoulder back into place and revealed he had been given the all clear after making a quick dash for a scan.

Repsol Honda rider Marquez, who holds a 48-point lead over Jorge Lorenzo, is expected to be back on the track in qualifying for the first Austrian MotoGP since 1997.