Chad Reed out of AUS-X Open It would appear that the ankle injury that sidelined Chad Reed from the Red Bull Straight Rhythm last Saturday in Pomona, Calif, is a lot worse than first thought.
Reed injured the ankle when he over jumped a jump during practice for the event.
Promoters of the Monster Energy AUS-X Open, AME, said via Instagram that Reed would not be able to compete but would still attend the event, which Reed himself confirmed.
"We‰Ûªve been working with @crtwotwo since his ankle injury, to explore every possibility about riding the Monster Energy AUS-X Open Sydney.
"Today we got the final word that he cannot ride in time for NOV 11 & 12, after his surgery today.
"The good news is, Chad Reed is still coming down under to be involved in the event as much as possible! What a legend!"
Reed himself posted:
"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 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"
Photo Credit: @crtwotwo and @ausxopen