Josh Grant’s season has been going down hill since his massive practice crash in Phoenix a few weeks ago. Last weekend in Oakland, Grant crashed yet again in practice, injuring his thumb. He had to sit out of the race that night in Oakland, and it appears he will also not be racing today in Arlington while his thumb heals. No official word yet as to when he’s expected back racing, but it’s a minor injury, so expect him back within the following weeks.
My Opinion: Grant was one of those riders last year that didn’t have a ride, and a strong fill-in effort on Kawasaki granted him a full-ride this year. Things were looking well for him at the beginning of the season, finishing a strong 6th place at Anaheim 2. However, it’s been down hill since, and this injury is going to be a big set-back for him. Yes, it’s a minor injury, but’s he losing valuable racing time while riders like Dean Wilson, Blake Baggett, Davi Millsaps, and Justin Brayton are all beginning to find their stride. I’m thinking that when Grant returns, he’s going to be behind this pack of riders; this will be disappointing for both him and Kawasaki.
Heal up soon!