Brayton Out Of Seattle Supercross

Cycle News Staff | April 13, 2011

Muscle Milk/Toyota/JGRMX’s Justin Brayton has been ruled out of this weekend’s Seattle round of the AMA Supercross Series, the Iowan still feeling the effects of an injury to his lower back, according to his team.Brayton crashed two weeks in the Dallas Supercross and was transported to Baylor Hospital to be checked for possible compressed vertebrae. He was scanned and released after the doctors confirmed no skeletal damage, and was told that riding wouldn’t cause further injury, but would be extremely painful.Since last weekend’s St. Louis round is the closest thing Brayton has to a home race, he was determined to race.

Though he gave it a try, the pain was too severe and he was only able to log a few laps of practice before calling it quits..With further guidance from the Asterisk Mobile Medical Unit staff, Brayton went to another physician and while there is no skeletal injury, he has been diagnosed with four sprained lower vertebrae. He has started therapy and hopes to race on April 30 at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah.