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John Hopkins continuing recovery from surgery in California

John Hopkins continuing recovery from surgery in California

John Hopkins continuing recovery from surgery in California

John Hopkins is continuing his recovery at home in Ramona, California after surgery last week to a left hand injury sustained during the final qualifying session of the Cinzano Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland. He was operated on in San Francisco by well known sports surgeon Dr Arthur Ting, who has also recently operated on Kenny Roberts.

Dr Ting performed the insertion of three permanent screws into the metacarpal bone of the middle finger. The screws will assist the metacarpal bone in knitting back together (the metacarpal bones extend from the wrist to the knuckles of each finger). Hopkins will be fit to train in about two weeks time and is confident he will be ready for a return to action at Brno on the 25th August.$$$

´After the crash in Sachsenring, I went to see a surgeon that Red Bull recommend for me in Innsbruck in Austria,´ explained the American. `After some x-rays on the Wednesday, he told me the hand would definitely need surgery to heal correctly. I wanted to get the surgery done in the US, I think that´s in my best interest so I planned to come home to the States and see Dr. Ting. My hand is in a fibreglass-moulded splint to support the bone but it will be removed shortly and I´ve got time to heal so I´m 100% for Brno. If there is one good thing about all of this, the timing was perfect. I am really looking forward to Brno, I like everything about that circuit, the flowing track, surrounded by the trees, it´s unbelievable and really suits my riding style. So I´ll be training hard as soon as I can so I can be 100% fit for that´.

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MotoGP, 2002, John Hopkins

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