John Hopkins has been through some horrific injuries in the past, only to bounce back and race once again. The former MotoGP star had a huge crash during this weekend's Brands Hatch BSB at Paddock Hill bend, losing the front of his Ducati on the brakes.
The 34 year-old suffered a broken lower vertabrae and two fractured knees during the frightening crash.
Back in 2012 he was forced to take a year out to recuperate from previous niggling injuries which threatened to prematurely end his career. The likeable American would leave a big hole in the BSB paddock and we wish him the best with his recovery.