Josh Grant Undergoes Surgery While Tyler Bowers Takes on the 450 Class

Josh Grant to undergo surgery on both ankles, Tyler Bowers to make 450 debut at Redbud Pro Motocross 2016.

Irvine, CA (June 23, 2016) – Monster Energy® Kawasaki fill in rider Josh Grant will have surgery in the coming days to resolve the long-term injury to his ankles. Grant is expected to miss the remainder of the 2016 season and with Grant sidelined, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider Tyler Bowers will step up to the 450cc Class and fill in for the injured Wil Hahn at the Redbud National on July 2nd in Buchanan, Michigan.

Tyler Bowers
Tyler BowersCourtesy of Kawasaki

I’m really happy to have the opportunity to race the outdoors. To be able to do it on the Monster Energy Kawasaki factory KX450F is a dream come true. Redbud is my favorite track and I’m looking forward to taking full advantage of the opportunity in front of me.

- —Tyler Bowers

Josh Grant
Josh GrantCourtesy of Kawasaki

The decision to have both ankles operated on at the same time was a tough one. I’ve been battling this injury for a few years and I want to get it fixed now so that I am ready for the 2017 season. I want to thank the Monster Energy Kawasaki team for the opportunity to race this year.

- —Josh Grant