Details are scarce at the moment, but it sounds like Chad Reed may be sidelined for the 2017 Red Bull Straight Rhythm due to an injury sustained in practice on Friday. Per a few Instagram reports on Ellie Reed (Chad’s wife) and Mike Gosselaar (Chad’s mechanic), the issue resulted in a trip to a local hospital for further evaluation.
We’ve talked to a few people that were at the track on Friday, and it sounds like Reed over-jumped a triple and injured his ankle or leg.
This is a major setback to Reed, as he is without a set plan for the 2018 race season and stated in an interview with Racer X earlier in the week that he did not spend the summer in the saddle of a motorcycle.
We’re on our way to the track now for the race, so this post will be updated as we learn more.