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Hopkins injures both ankles in Supercross crash

Hopkins injures both ankles in Supercross crash

Hopkins injures both ankles in Supercross crash

John Hopkins is recovering from surgery on both ankles after injuring himself in a practice session for the Suzuki Crossover Challenge in California on Saturday. Hopkins entered the AMA THQ Supercross Series race at San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium the day after returning from MotoGP team tests at Sepang, but came up short on a jump during his first session and now looks set to miss out when the team return to Malaysia for their next test on February 11th.

Renowned orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Arthur Ting performed surgery on Hopkins on Monday and expects the youngster to be walking within two or three days, resuming his cardio vascular training on a bicycle next week.

"It was an unfortunate incident," Hopkins said. "I practice motocross riding almost everyday. It's a big part of my training. I thought it would be fun to participate in this exhibition race sponsored by Suzuki in my hometown area. I feel bad for my team since this could potentially keep me from a couple of tests. It's certainly been a learning experience."

Hopkins added that he is hopeful of being 100% fit in time for the Phillip Island test on February 23rd and has no fears of missing the first race at Welkom on April 18th.

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MotoGP, 2003, John Hopkins

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