IFBB Pro Bodybuilder Evan Centopani tore his quad tendon. The injury is perhaps the worst part of being an athlete. To be injured means to sit on the sidelines and wait it out while your fellow competitors continue to improve and make gains.
Today Even posted on his website:
“For 16 years I’ve been able to avoid any type of acute injury. But I just couldn’t get out unscathed! Of course, as with most injures that bodybuilders experience, mine took place out of the gym and under normal, everyday circumstances. It had snowed the night before and I was walking on some slippery pavement when I started to slip; I attempted to regain my balance and the next thing I knew, I had no control over my left leg and literally felt and heard my left knee crumble underneath me. Between the pain and the inability to move my leg, I knew that the nature of the injury was serious. Later diagnosis revealed a fuly torn quadriceps tendon and the need for surgical reattachment. It’s now been 2 days since surgery and this sucks! The pain, discomfort and general inability to do much of anything is extremely frustrating as it would be for anyone; but especially for a person who is very physical in nature. And I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t EXTREMELY dissapointed in the fact that I had just completed one of my most progressive offseasons ever. I was bigger, stronger and more motivated than I had been in years. My goal was to do serious damage at the upcoming NY Pro just under 15 weeks from now. Seeing an entire year’s worth of effort, focus and progress flushed away in an instant is a real bitch! I’m still amazed that it happened; but it did. From here, it’s time to rehab this sucker and make this recovery as effective and efficient as possible. Naturally, nutrition and supplementation will play a large role in this! ANIMAL will be documenting this process and they have already begun to do so. I will also try to cover this in my own unique way. Be sure to stay tuned to the @animalpak Instagram, animalpak.com and the Animal Pak youtube channel for news and quality content as well as my Instagram @evancentopani, centopani.com and evancentopaniofficial youtube channel. SOMETHING good is going to come out of this shitty situation! I’d like to thank my family and friends for all their help and a MASSIVE thank you goes out to ANIMAL and Universal Nutrition for their continued support and for being awesome; I couldn’t do it without any of you. “