Team KTM/Red Bull’s Grant Langston crashed hard while practicing in Southern California earlier this week. Preliminary reports show an injured ankle with possible tendon and/or ligament damage. Langston will undergo MRI testing Wednesday to assess the extent of the damage.
No matter the results, it looks as though Langston will sit out this week’s round of Supercross in Pontiac, MI.
According to a posting on Motocross Action’s Web site, Langston was at the Suzuki test track in Corona, California, test riding Suzukis when the injury was sustained. Though not confirmed, the report makes sense, as we spotted Grant testing a 2003 KTM250 at Glen Helen last week. Also, Grant has told us in past interviews that he wants to test every manufacturer’s 250cc motorcycle before stepping up to the class and signing on with a team.
The injury will undoubtedly set poor Langston back in his preparation for the AMA/Chevy Trucks Outdoor National Championships. Langston was in a similar situation prior to this year’s Supercross series. Grant had elective surgery to repair his shoulders, and wasn’t able to begin testing until the season began on the West Coast.