Yesterday Flexonline.com broke the news of Victor being injured. Last night Dave Palumbo from Muscular Development denied it and said, â€œHeâ€™ll be in the show! Who hasnâ€™t pulled something while dieting for a show? Come onâ€¦â€¦..heâ€™s not a baby.â€ Today Dave changed his story with the following report:
Itâ€™s Official Victor is OUT
Injury To Knee Forces Withdrawl!
Written by Dave Palumbo
Thursday, 17 January 2008
On Wednesday January 16th, while doing a set of warm-up lunges at his home gym in New Jersey, 2007 Arnold Classic Champ Victor Martinez fell off balance and felt something â€œgiveâ€ in his left knee. The pain wasnâ€™t intense but it forced him to discontinue his workout.
Today, he went for an MRI at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and it was determined that heâ€™ll require surgery to repair the injury. Victor will have one of the top orthopedic surgeons in the country operating on him tomorrow morning; and, if all goes as planned, he should be home by Saturday afternoon.
As a result of the injury, Victor will be forced to withdraw from the 2008 Arnold Classic and, instead, will concentrate on the upcoming 2008 Mr. Olympia. Stay tuned for daily updates!
Now the Arnold gets real interesting. Who will be the new victor of the Arnold Classic?