Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS' Justin Bogle got caught in a rugged first-turn crash in the second 450SX race at the Glendale Supercross Triple Crown round of Monster Energy AMA Supercross. It appeared Bogle was about to get a good start, but Monster Energy Kawasaki's Adam Cianciarulo went too deep into the first turn and bounced into him, sending Bogle into a big high-side crash. He hit head first, and the crash led the start of the race to be red flagged and restarted.
The crash ended Bogle's night, and a concussion was confirmed to us by team owner Forrest Butler. Bogle will now go through additional evaluations for the concussion, so his return to racing isn't yet known.
In a similar story, we've heard that Rock River Yamaha's Benny Bloss also suffered a concussion on Saturday. Bloss went down during qualifying and did not start the night show.
The team confirmed he has suffered a concussion but otherwise he "escaped from the crash without any serious injuries," and that he will return to racing upon being cleared.
[UPDATE: Wednesday, January 29]
The Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS team stated in a team release that Bogle will not compete this weekend at the fifth round in Oakland, California.
Justin Bogle launched out of the gate in Main Event 1 but rounded the first turn buried at the tail end of the pack. With his work cut out for him, Justin battled his way forward to earn 14th place at the checkered flag. In the 2nd main event, Justin would have a big get off in the first turn taking a hard blow to his head.
After quick, excellent care by the Alpinestars Medic Crew – It was decided it would be best for him to be checked out at the area hospital. After a number of tests, including a full-body CT scan, it was determined he had endured a general concussion and was released that evening. Justin will be meeting his neurologist this week to begin AMA Supercross series regular concussion protocol and will be sitting out this weekend’s race in Oakland. As a team we fully support our riders and want what is best for them. We will post an update on Justin’s progress later this week.