Hopkins Dislocates Hip in Crash at Assen, Racing Sunday Looks Doubtful

04/24/2009 @ 3:45 pm, by Jensen Beeler2 COMMENTS

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If you were to ask John Hopkins what his least favorite track is right now, we’d bet good money the American would say the Dutch track Assen. The last time Hopper was in Assen, he smash his leg in a huge crash, which left him sitting out of two races, and struggling in pain for the rest of the season. Now, after only four laps around the course this year, Assen has shown its teeth again for Hopper. During the free practice today Hopkins dislocated his hip in another big crash, and there is doubt surrounding his return to riding by Sunday.

 

After being transported to the hospital, doctors found that Hopper had suffered a badly dislocated hip, an injury painful enough to rule him out of racing this weekend. MotoGPMatters.com is reporting that they were told that Hopkins was in so much pain that he is highly unlikely to be taking part in Sunday’s race. Similarly, there is no news if Hopkins will race at the next round of World Superbikes at Monza on May 8th.

Source: MotoGP Matters