BTOSports.com KTM’s Justin Brayton will miss the next few rounds of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, the team announced today. Brayton sustained a grade three AC separation, and three fractures to his T-5,6 and 7 vertebra in his back, according to the team, following a crash last weekend in his heat at Anaheim 2.
“Our team had a very rough Anaheim 2” said team owner Forrest Butler. ”Though injuries are always a bummer, they are a part of racing and I am just very thankful that Justin’s injuries are not worse. We are enjoying working with Justin this year, and we can’t wait to get back at it with him once he is healed up.”
Brayton is currently eighteenth in 450SX standings through three rounds. In his first year with BTOSports.com KTM, his best finish thus far is thirteenth at the season opener. The team will not be fielding a fill-in rider during his absence.
Brayton posted the following on Instagram:
Well, got some good and bad news at the doc. I'm gonna miss a few weeks of racing due to a grade three ac separation to my shoulder and three vertebrae fractures to the T-5,6, and 7 in my back. I'm gonna do everything I can to be back at the races real soon. Just glad it's not worse. Thanks to the whole @teambtosports team and all my sponsors for their support.