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Some news of the not so awesome variety. To cut a long story short, since getting back home from Whistler I suffered a couple of seizures, and woke up from one last Thursday morning to paramedics taking me off to hospital, where tests and scans were done to discover I have a tumor growing in my brain. So for now more scans and doctors appointments and scans over the next week leading to surgery within the next approximately 10 days. The plan at the moment is to then start chemotherapy. Not sure what else to say for now, it's all hit so fast….needless to say I won't be at the last 2 EWS rounds this year as this new battle begins.
Jared Graves has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, according to a post on his Instagram account.
Graves is one of the most influential racers in the sport. The Aussie has been a strong presence in BMX, 4X, downhill and enduro disciplines over his long career, racking up an Olympic appearance, four world championships, 21 World Cup and Enduro World Series appearances, and most notably, taking home the 2014 EWS World Champion title. Graves was instrumental in developing many of Yeti’s bikes during his 11 years with the brand. In 2015, he joined Specialized Racing, where he’s been ever since.
Graves is a pillar of the community, and he has the support of the entire mountain bike community behind him as he faces this next battle.