Broken ankle for Chad Reed – out of Aus-X open!
Chad Reed has revealed he will not compete at the Aus-X Open this year after breaking his ankle at the Red Bull straight rhythm.
The Aussie required surgery but still hopes to be fit to race the full 2018 supercross series – on a Husqvarna.
Reed made the announcement on Instagram, saying: “Unfortunately my slight over jump last week resulted in two fractures to my ankle (talus). I saw my specialist and the best chance at a healthy fast recovery was to do surgery.” But Reed added he will be there in Australia to watch the race and greet fans. “Unfortunately I won’t be able to compete in in two weeks time BUT I’ll make the trip down to see as many fans as possible.”
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I've been slow on the unfortunate news in respect to @ausxopen The one race on my calendar I look forward to most is the Sydney @ausxopen This years race was always going to have its challenges but nothing I wasn't up for Unfortunately my slight over jump last week resulted in two fractures to my ankle (talus) I saw my specialist and the best chance at a healthy fast recovery was to do surgery So unfortunately I won't be able to compete in 🇦🇺 in two weeks time BUT I'll make the trip down to see as many fans as possible As for 2018, The goal remains the same! A1💪🏽🤘🏽 2️⃣2️⃣
Reed then posted a picture of his stickered up Husqvarna machine saying he missed riding already!