John Hopkins is finally rid of the ring finger on his right hand that has caused him so much grief over the past year. It's been amputated, according to a Twitter posted today by Hopkins.

"Well after 6 surgeries and thousands of dollars spent on Rehab, etc. it's a shame it had to come to this," Hopkins Tweeted this morning while also showing a photo of the right hand, complete with bandage over the missing apendange. "Good news is that it already feels better than it has for months and I'll be ready to race in Phillip Island for Rnd. 1! No motivation lost!"

By Cycle News Staff

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