In hugely disappointing news, the 2012 Arnold Strongman Classic winner Mike Jenkins announced earlier today he will not be contesting the 2013 Arnold. He simply states in the video below that he has suffered a knee injury that has him at 80-90% of his lifts as he prepared for the coming show. After speaking with Dione Wessels, Dr. Terry Todd, Colin Bryce and the powers that be, it was decided that taking the time to allow this injury to heal and explore surgical options was the best thing to do at this time.
Yes, the show will still go on and Mike will be at the Arnold, but he will be seated front row and at his sponsor booths for the weekend instead of proving to the world, that he is the defending Arnold Strongman Classic Champion. From our families to yours Mike, we wish you all the best in the coming weeks.