A personal note from Grant
I have been getting a lot of questions and messages asking how I am doing and what the future holds for me. I am extremely grateful to have such great fans that still care about me even when I have dropped off the radar.
Mid summer 2008 I learned that I had melanoma of the eye. It is a very aggressive form of cancer. I received radiation treatment which thankfully killed the tumor and the melanoma. My eye began healing itself but the progress has plateaued and my eye is at the best it ever will be. Although my vision in my left eye will never be 100% again I am getting a contact to compensate for the impairment. Going through all that made me realize how badly I wanted to get back to racing and I began putting all my energy into preparing for the 2009 outdoor series.
Unfortunately while training for the upcoming series I re-aggravated an old knee injury, much like Villopoto has just experienced. I needed a full knee reconstruction surgery that takes 6 months to heal. I am over 3 months into the recovery process and have begun training and am confident I will be back on the bike earlier than the previously expected 6 months.
I am now hungrier and more determined than ever to race for a championship. I am currently in negotiations to hopefully have my own race team for the 2010 supercross and motocross series.
Thank all of you again for your support. I hope to see you at the races next year!