Things have been quiet from Sergio Oliva Jr. lately, in terms of his presence on social media. He recently explained the reason for this, as he has been in the hospital with some nerve issues.
After coming in fifth at the 2020 Arnold Classic, many were expecting big things from Oliva during the year. Even with the global pandemic sidelining him for much of the year, he had been staying active in the gym and grinding away. At every turn he reminded fans of what makes him such an interesting talent in the world of bodybuilding, displaying his crazy work ethic and constantly working to improve on his weak areas.
It had been a minute since fans had seen a post from Sergio Oliva Jr. and now we know why. Posting to his Instagram, the young bodybuilder explained that he had been dealing with some nerve pain that saw him end up in the hospital. Unfortunately it was not training or any sort of accident that caused this issue, it was actually from sleeping funny on his arm.
“2020 is getting on my nerves… literally! Please donate to my GoFundMe… jk but for real worse pain I’ve ever been in in my life. I’ve had my appendix explode and hernia surgery in my life and nothing compared to nerve pain. And to make it sting even more I did it just sleeping on my arm the wrong way. No lesson to learn or cool story to tell just my shit luck that ALWAYS has to test me.
I always love a good secret comeback so only reason I’m even posting this is because people have messaged me noticing my disappearance from social media and it means a lot and I don’t want to leave any hanging.
Only thing that matters is nothing is broken or torn and I don’t need surgery. So for now I’m gonna do my best @thedorianyates and @antoinev87 training with a sling on and do what I gotta do🤕”
The good news is that this does not seem like too serious of a setback, and Sergio Oliva Jr. is keeping a pretty good mindset about the whole thing, not hesitating to crack jokes. Hopefully this does not turn into a lingering problem, and he can just heal up properly in order to quickly return to training. He is one of the brightest young talents in the sport, and the longer he is on the sidelines, the more disappointing it becomes.