Anstie Okay After X Games Crash

Kit Palmer | August 3, 2009

J-Law Racing/KTM rider Max Anstie is banged up and bruised but is otherwise okay following his hard crash with Blake Wharton during the LCQ in the Moto X Super X competition at the X Games. Anstie and Wharton collided over a jump, and the Brit, Anstie, was carried off the track and taken to the hospital.Word has it that Anstie suffered a badly bruised shoulder and ankle but did not experience any broken bones. Evidently, his ankle took the brunt of the fall, and he has already begun rehab on it.Ansties says he plans on riding the next round of the Motocross Nationals at Unadilla, August 15.Wharton was not serious injured in the crash, though he did take a few stitches to his wrist.

Kit Palmer | Off-Road Editor

Kit Palmer started his career at Cycle News in 1984 and he’s been testing dirt and streetbikes every since – plus covering any event that uses some form of a knobby tire. He’s also our resident motorcycle mileage man with a commute of 120 miles a day.