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Nick Delpopolo withdraws from PanAm Games in Toronto
10 Jul 2015 09:10
Five time PanAmerican medallist Nick Delpopolo had to withdraw from the PanAm Games in Toronto as he was diagnosed with a sports hernia.
At this Facebook he said. "Unfortunately I have some bad news. I was diagnosed with a sports hernia at the Pan Am Games and had to withdraw from the event and fly home. I am scheduled to have minor surgery this weekend. I would like to thank the USA Judo staff and specifically Chris Skelley and Jimmy Pedro for running around like madmen to get me a quick diagnosis and arrange for my prompt travel back home to have the surgery."
"Their quick actions will literally be the difference in my recovery time and my focus will now be on rehabbing as quickly as possible so that I can be back in time for the World Championships at the end of August. I look at this as a total blessing in disguise and had I not been diagnosed things could have gotten much worse. Ups and downs are part of being an athlete and although I'm crushed to not be competing at the Pan Am Games I am thankful its just a matter of a few weeks until I am back on the mat." according to the number 21 of the World Ranking list U73kg.
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