Josh Grant Update

Shan Moore | August 3, 2009

We spoke with JGR/Toyota/Yamaha’s Coy Gibbs this afternoon to get an update on Josh Grant and the injuries he suffered at X-Games this past weekend. According to Gibbs, Grant is on his way back to North Carolina today and is scheduled see a specialist in the morning in Charlotte to determine the degree of the injuries he suffered to his feet and ankles.

“We don’t really know the extent of it right now, but we’ll know more tomorrow,” said Gibbs “He definitely sprained one ankle and he bruised up both heels pretty bad. The other ankle is probably the biggest concern. They did X-rays in California but it wasn’t conclusive, and this doctor he’s seeing in the morning is a specialist so we should know more after that.”

Grant went down during the heat race of the Super-X race at this weekend’s X-Games and was carted off on a backboard and taken to a local hospital. Grant currently sits in second place in the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship series standings, 65 points behind Chad Reed.

Shan Moore | Contributing Editor

Moore covers all facets of off-road racing for Cycle News – from AMA Supercross and Motocross to GNCC and National Hare Scrambles events.