Lee Priest has announced that he won't be competing, as originally planned, in the IFBB Australian or New Zealand Grand Prix events. Instead, he's opting to have surgery on his torn biceps muscle this coming Wednesday in his home country of Australia. Priest, who hasn't competed in the IFBB since 2006 where he placed 1st
at the IFBB Ironman Pro and 6th
at the Arnold Classic will have to wait until 2010 to makes his much anticipated comeback to an IFBB stage. Assuming the torn biceps tendon can be properly reattached, Priest, still in his early 30's, should have no problems making a successful return in the early part of next year. While his physical body seems to be as freaky as ever, one can only wonder whether his mind is still as determined and as confidant as it usually is after this latest setback. However, if Priest's competitive history has taught us anything; it's to never count him out! We, at RXMUSCLE.com, wish Lee a quick and successful recovery!