January 12, 2012 in Josh and Justin
Sources close to the Dodge/Sycuan/Hart and Huntington Kawasaki team have confirmed to Racer X that Josh Hill suffered a broken tibia (lower leg) in his first turn crash last Saturday night at Anaheim 1. Hill will be out of action for 4-6 weeks and this injury is not related to his other leg problems that have sidelined Hill for the past year. As of right now, there are no plans for H&H to put a fill-in rider in that position. Insidermx.com post
Please keep Josh in your thoughts and prayers! He has the heart of a warrior! He went into A1 feeling good on the bike but still not 100% in his left foot (he doesn’t have full feeling and mobility). He was a bit nervous in practice and didn’t ride as well as he felt he could have. By the time his first heat rolled around he was feeling loose and more confident. When Brayton lost control A1 transpired into Josh’s worse case scenario. If you watch it in slow mode he didn’t stand a chance of making it through that first corner on two wheels. We are all saddened by this turn of events but believe that Josh will overcome this adversity. We want to say thanks to everyone who sent well wishes and encouragement to Josh before A1. Your support warms our hearts and fuels Josh’s fire.
We/he continue to believe that he will recover fully but none of us know how long it will take before he has complete feeling. Josh does feel that riding has been part of that recovery and that the vibration of the bike and strengthening and stretching of his muscles and tendons through riding is definately speeding his recovery. He plans to give his tibia fracture healing time and then resume his journey. When he gets to the top of the mountain I want to see King of the Hill on his butt patch but for now Comeback kid seems quite fitting.