Broc Hepler, Grant Langston updates
Courtesy Yamaha Motor Corp.
Cypress California, February 8, 2008 – Yamaha Factory riders Grant Langston and Broc Hepler will unfortunately be out of action at this weekend’s San Diego Supercross due to injuries.
Team Yamaha Supercross Lites rider Broc Hepler suffered a broken thumb in a small crash during practice at Anaheim III. Broc immediately flew home to Pennsylvania on Sunday morning after the race to have his doctor check out the extent of the injury. Minor surgery was deemed necessary and Broc had pins placed in his thumb on Tuesday. Luckily no incisions were necessary. As for the length of recovery, Broc is expected to be out 4-6 weeks. He should be back in action baring any complications in time to finish up the West Coast Lites series in Seattle and race the season ending finale in Las Vegas. After that Broc is looking forward to focusing all his attention on the AMA Motocross Lites Championship.
Team Yamaha Supercross rider Grant Langston decided not to race at Anaheim III after suffering from blurred vision in his left eye that made focusing very difficult. After escalating the issue through three different eye specialists, a diagnosis was made at the prestigious UCLA Medical Center that Grant has a cluster of leaking blood vessels near the retina in his left eye. Grant is scheduled to begin treatment for this condition early next week. The expected recovery period is 4 weeks. Grant will definitely be out for San Diego and Houston, after that things will be revaluated.