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John Hopkins undergoes more surgery ahead of BSB Silverstone round

John Hopkins won both British Superbike races at Donington Park earlier this month, despite still being in recovery mode after the surgery that he had to fix the hand injury he picked up during his MotoGP wildcard ride at Brno last month.

However the Anglo-American rider, who is rumored to make a comeback to international racing in either MotoGP or World Superbikes, wasn’t satisfied with the healing process and the fact he still had pain in his finger decided to undergo a further check-up that revealed that he had areas still fractured in his middle finger and had to undergo surgery to have it micro-plated and screwed.

Hopkins said: “There was a lot of pain in my fingers at Donington Park, and I knew it wasn’t right and in fact I was very worried I’d aggravated the injury.
So I rushed back to see my surgeon on the Monday.
The x-rays showed that my middle finger wasn’t locating properly in the second knuckle.
Fortunately the bone area that had previously been crushed was now nicely healed and so my surgeon was able to put in screws and plates so as to stabilize the finger.

I could feel straight away that the finger was much stronger and it’s improved every day since.
I’m now very confident that I’ll be able to ride at near-enough one hundred percent at Silverstone next weekend.
”The next Showdown will be at Silverstone this upcoming weekend, where Hopkins scored the pole position in his wildcard appearance in the World Superbike round and finished 5th and 7th for his Samsung Crescent Suzuki team.
Check out the video highlights of the Donington Park round, where Hopkins won both races despite his injury.

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