Bad news is coming in waves today. Following the announcement from Rockstar Energy Husqvarna that Jason Anderson would miss 6-8 weeks due to a broken collarbone and minor AC separation sustained in a practice crash earlier this week, Monster Energy Kawasaki issued a statement saying that Josh Grant would miss the remainder of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship to resolve an ankle injury originally sustained in Monster Energy Supercross.
Grant, who was signed as a fill-in for the injured Wil Hahn, will be replaced by Tyler Bowers. A member of Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki in supercross, Bowers will make his debut at Round 6 of the championship at RedBud next weekend.
“The decision to have both ankles operated on at the same time was a tough one,” said Grant in a statement. “I’ve been battling this injury for a few years and I want to get it fixed now so that I am ready for the 2017 season. I want to thank the Monster Energy Kawasaki team for the opportunity to race this year.”
Bowers, who hasn’t raced a full season outdoors since 2009, said: “I’m really happy to have the opportunity to race the outdoors. To be able to do it on the Monster Energy Kawasaki factory KX™450F is a dream come true. RedBud is my favorite track and I’m looking forward to taking full advantage of the opportunity in front of me.”