The following is a press release issued today by KTM Motorsports regarding one of their 125cc motocross riders, Keith Johnson:
“Team KTM’s Keith Johnson suffered a fracture to his left and right forearms, the result of a practice crash on Tuesday, January 11 while preparing for the AMA Supercross Series second event at Anaheim Edison Field.
Johnson, a 20 year old from Albuquerque, NM was practicing in Simi Valley, CA when he over-calculated a double jump and landed into the face of another jump. He was immediately transported to Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo, CA where he was treated and released shortly after.
Keith is expected to miss 8 weeks of competition while he recuperates. While disappointed about missing the AMA 125cc West Region Supercross Series, Keith will focus his energies on preparing for the AMA 125cc National Motocross Series which begins in May.”
We are sorry to hear of another young rider knocked out of competition, and hope that Keith has a speedy and complication-free recovery.
As you may recall, this is the second Team KTM rider to be injured this season. 125cc rider Donovan Mitchell was seriously injured during a pro race at “Day in the Dirt” at L.A.C.R. Donovan has since been transfered to Loma Linda Hospital to do some rehabilitation. His family states that he is making “small yet significant improvements” every day. Donovan and his family are grateful for all the support they have received from friends and strangers alike. His mother asks that you keep those cards and letters coming — Donovan’s spirits are high, and he is mentally prepared to take on the challenges ahead.