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recarp82 08-22-2011 09:23 AM

branch out til 2012
2011 Mr Olympia!!

***Sunday afternoon update***

Doctors at Baylor Hospital in Texas diagnosed Branch Warrens leg injury as a torn quad tendon in his left leg. Warren will have surgery Monday morning. Doctors expect him to recover 100% and be able to return to the stage to defend the Arnold Classic title in March 2012.

"Branch is upbeat and relieved that he will be competing again in just seven months time," said Muscular Development Editor in Chief Steve Blechman who spoke to Warren after the diagnosis. "Branch is a fighter," said Blechman. "He will recover from this just like he recovered from his tricep injury. Its great news that he will be so soon after such a potentially devastating setback."

Warren says that if he feels up to it, he will call in to MD Radio Monday at 7 pm EDT/4 pm Pacific to give his fans the full story.


2011 Arnold Classic Champion Branch Warren suffered a leg injury in Atlanta, Georgia.

Muscular Development Editor in Chief Steve Blechman has been in contact with Warren and has learned these latest details:

Warren was in Atlanta for a guest posing appearance. He was in a parking lot and attempting to step into his car. The pavement was slick and his left foot slipped out from under him. He fell onto his left leg and heard/felt a "SNAP" from his left knee/quad area. He was immediately taken to an Atlanta hospital for testing.

He has been released from the hospital and wearing a wrap around his left knee/quad. He is now trying to catch the earliest flight he can back to Texas where he plans to go directly to Baylor hospital to meet with his team of doctors to conduct more tests to ascertain the extent of the injury.

Mr. Blechman says that Warren is "upbeat" about the injury and its potential ramifications. Blechman will personally be contacting Warren throughout the weekend for any more updates.

We will be posting more updates on Branch Warren's injury as more information becomes available.

***Sunday morning update***

Branch Warren left Atlanta this morning at 10:30 Eastern and expects to meet with his team of doctors at Baylor Hospital immediately after landing in Texas (approximately 11:30 Central time.) After phone consultations with his doctors they are prepared to perform surgery tomorrow morning if they think it is necessary. Currently his knee is swollen and his leg is in a wrap. will continue to provide updates to Warren's condition throughout today and in the days to come.


BendtheBar 08-22-2011 09:58 AM

Thanks for posting this. I had heard he was out but didn't know why.

recarp82 08-22-2011 10:20 AM

theres more of the article.he apparently slipped on the tarmac getting into his car.

BendtheBar 08-22-2011 10:48 AM

Those types of injuries are the worst.

Aurik 08-22-2011 11:04 AM

Damn... if you're going to tear a quad tendon, at least you want to have some awesome story to go with it, "There I was, with 1,000lbs on my back... went down to parallel and at the bottom I just felt it go. I gotta thank my awesome spotters BendTheBar, LtL, and DieselWiesel for saving me on that one." Not.. "um, I slipped getting into the car."

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