IFBB Open competitor Antoine Vaillant tore his bicep back in May of this year after moving a heavy item at the gym and he even posted his recovery journey on YouTube. It was a tough year for Vaillant because he missed out on competing to qualify for the Olympia due to his injury but he’s recovering quite nicely.
Check out the photos he posted on Instagram showing what his bicep recovery looked like but just be warned because they’re not for the squeamish.
“WARNING GRAPHIC PICTURES ⚠️ Just some pictures, some before some after the surgery.
Bicep tendon ripped off the forearm bone, got it re-attached by having the surgeon drill a hole in that bone, pull tendon back down through hole, put button/anchor on the other side of it and attach everything with special souture.
Looking back at those pics makes me appreciate where I’m at right now, even if I’m not 100% yet. This set back gives me the opportunity to make another great come back! LET’S GO! @redcon1 btw this happened in may“
Antoine Vaillant is an impressive competitor who we hope to see back on stage as soon as he’s fully recovered and ready.
I tore my long head bicep tendon recently and seen 2 surgeons both adviced to leave it said I would only loose 10 % strength it hasn’t dropped that much can only tell when I flex. Any thoughts or advice for me