Josh Grant was back under the knife once again Thursday due to an injury sustained at Round 2 of the 2011 AMA Supercross series in Phoenix.
Grant, of Riverside, Calif., had surgery on his knee, and doctor’s repaired the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL).
This was the second surgery for the Honda Supercross, current teammate of Trey Canard. During his first operation immediately following the January Phoenix race, Grant had arthroscopic surgery on his knee.
With the full support of the American Honda Racing team, Josh is expected to make a full recovery from the ACL surgery, and he’s anticipated to return to racing this summer.
Erik Kehoe (American Honda Racing Team Manager) says: "The team fully supports Josh’s decision to undergo surgery to repair his ACL.
"Instead of trying to struggle along and continue racing at less than 100 percent capacity, he’s made a smart decision to have the corrective surgery done now so he can make a full return to racing later this year."
This isn’t the first year of supercross / motocross in which Grant wasn’t able to race. Grant sat out the 2010 AMA Supercross season as well as the last three rounds of the 2010 AMA Motocross championship.
Prior to the start of the opening race of the 2010 Monster Energy Supercross season, Grant was plagued with shoulder problems. Though he did make an attempt to race in the main event during the opening race of the 2010 championship at Angel Stadium, the pain he sustained was enough to remove him from the race as well as the remainder of the season.
Fully recovered from his earlier Supercross injury, Grant returned in the 2010 outdoor series and showed no signs of fatigue during the 2010 AMA Pro Motocross racing season.
However, with three motocross races left, Grant crashed during a practice session, severely injuring his left shoulder. This injury sent him back to the sidelines for the remainder of the summer outdoor series.
Then he returned for 2011 Supercross, only to be injured again at Round 2 at Phoenix. During the opening round in Anaheim, Grant finished ninth, garnering 12 points.
The staff at Ultimate MotorCycling wish Grant a speedy recovery.