HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. – In a twist of fate oddly reminiscent of Josh Grant’s injury just before the opening round of the AMA Supercross Championship Series earlier this year, Justin Brayton was injured Tuesday, May 18 while practicing. The injury occurred only three days before the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Series kick-off at the 42nd Annual Hangtown Classic in Sacramento, Calif. this Saturday, May 22.
The high speed crash resulted in a pair of bruised lungs and some rib damage. Brayton is recovering in a nearby hospital.
Brayton’s recovery will be carefully evaluated by his doctors and the Muscle Milk Training Center staff at the Joe Gibbs Racing Sprint Cup headquarters in Huntersville, N.C. A weekend off after the opening round of the series will provide an opportunity to better access the situation and determine a likely date for Brayton to return to racing.
Josh Grant is ready to race and looks forward to challenging for the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship title.