At the 2023 Shaw Classic, viewers in the crowd and watching at home knew the show’s namesake, four-time World’s Strongest Man (WSM) Brian Shaw, was competing in the final competitive strongman show of his career. With the pressure to a noteworthy performance one last time, Shaw pulled through and scored the gold to become a two-time Shaw Classic champion — he also won the inaugural contest in 2020.
However, en route to standing atop the podium, Shaw suffered a torn right pec. On Aug. 31, 2023, Shaw published a video on his YouTube channel wherein received the specifics of his injury from his go-to physician in Arizona. Check it out below:
Note: The video contains medical treatment, including needles; view discretion advised.
It’s high grade, but it’s a partial.
Shaw received treatment via syringes visible on the monitors without much delay. Although Shaw won’t be able to fully load his pec until the injury heals, his day-to-day activities should otherwise remain unchanged. With time, the doctor expects Shaw to reach a full recovery.
Shaw wasn’t the only athlete to suffer an injury at the 2023 Shaw Classic. That contest’s runner-up, 2023 WSM champion Mitchell Hooper, endured a hamstring tear. Of course, both Hooper and Shaw finished the event standing next to each other on the podium despite their physical setbacks during the contest.
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