Hopkins sidelined with broken foot
John Hopkins could be out of action for a few weeks after breaking his foot during the abandoned first race at Monza on Sunday.
The Crescent FIXI Suzuki was one of three riders who went down at the Parabolica on lap 3 as the rain came down at the high-speed Italian circuit.
Hopkins suffered a high-side and it was immediately evident that he was in some discomfort from the crash.
The American taken straight for an X-ray where it revealed he had suffered a fracture of his foot as well as some torn muscles in his left hip.
"That was not a good weekend," Hopkins declared.
"I got pretty banged up in the first race crash and damaged my left hip and broke a bone in my right foot.
"I don't know what happened because the bike suddenly let go without any warning.
"It's a big shame because I had been really looking forward to this weekend and continuing my improvement."
The race was red-flagged after Hopkins' crash and then cancelled as the rain thundered down.
There were also issues ahead of Race 2 as the riders, without Hopkins due to his injury, took a stand and refused to race until the conditions had improved a bit.
And, as Race 2 hit the halfway stage, they were also quick to put up their hands calling an end to the Monza weekend.
"The conditions were treacherous and all the changes of weather didn't help at all," said Hopkins.
"There was no way we could ride on the wets, so the right decisions were made."
Hopkins' Crescent Fixi Suzuki team have said they will wait until later in the week and more thorough examination of his injury before deciding a course of action. The Donington round of the WSBK Championship takes place this weekend.