BTO Sports’ Justin Brayton Injury Update

January 21, 2015
Byron Wilson
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The BTO Sports KTM team has provided an update on rider Justin Brayton’s status following a nasty crash in a heat race during Anaheim II. According to the statement, Brayton suffered “a grade three AC separation to his shoulder and three fractures to his T-5, 6 and 7 vertebra in his back. The extent of the injuries will not require surgery and his timeline for a return to the Supercross series is aimed to be around the mid-point of the season.”

Team owner Forrest Butler provided these remarks in the team press release, ““Our team had a very rough Anaheim 2. Though injuries are always a bummer, they are a part of racing and I am just very thankful that Justin’s injuries are not worse. We are enjoying working with Justin this year, and we can’t wait to get back at it with him once he is healed up.”

Brayton’s teammate, Andrew Short, also crashed hard at Anaheim II, going over the bars early in the Main Event. Short was shaken but ultimately healthy after the incident and plans to line up for the race in Oakland this coming weekend.