“Crazy Seeing Him in a Wheelchair”: Bodybuilding Fans Devastated After Seeing 2023 Mr. Olympia Favourite Left Vulnerable With an Unexpected Injury

The bodybuilding world was left shaken when the Mutant declared that he would not compete in 2023 Mr. Olympia at the eleventh hour. Nick Walker, placed in the Top 3 in the Mr. Olympia 2022, trained hard to secure the Sandow trophy this year. But his intense training resulted in a hamstring tear two days ahead of the competition.

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Subsequently, he had to refrain from competing at the mega event in Orlando scheduled from 2nd November to 5th November. The latest visuals of him moving around in a wheelchair further devastated the bodybuilding community.

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The bodybuilding sport requires intense training at the gym to build the musculature that can often end up in injuries. While everyone is excited to witness the Mr. Olympia event unfolding, the favorite bodybuilder of all, Nick Walker, called it quits this year after an emotional post. The 29-year-old tore his hamstring, and the injury left him bruised. 

Despite tearing the Hamstring, Walker reached Orlando in the hope of competing. “I tried to push through it. I tried to do whatever I could get all the treatment that I could,” the Mutant revealed to his fans in an emotional post. “There was just no shot of us placing top three at this point,” the Arnold Classic champion confessed the reason behind his decision to quit with teary eyes.

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Walker lately posted a video of him in a Wheelchair and noted, “Making the best of it.” Witnessing their favorite bodybuilder in such a condition, fans couldn’t control their grief and reached out to the comments section to express their thoughts.

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Fans React to Nick Walker’s sad post


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Despite being wheelchair-bound after a hamstring tear, Nick Walker is coping with the tough times in a positive spirit. Witnessing his video, a devastated fan wrote, “Crazy seeing him in a wheel chair, tear must have been severe.” While another noted, “Most jacked wheelchair user.” 

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A hard-core admirer of Walker stated, “Wheel chair bodybuilding isn’t ready.” “You probably gettin an arm pump just rolling yourself around lol,” noticed a bodybuilding enthusiast. “Praying for a fast recovery bro!” wrote fellow bodybuilding champion Derek Lunsford.


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Despite, Nick Walker not being at the Mr. Olympia this year, fans would see other mass monsters such as Derek Lunsford, Hadi Choopan, Samson Dauda, and Brandon Curry compete for the Sandow trophy. As the event will unfold within hours, whom are you rooting for? Let us know in the comments below.

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