IFBB Pro Shawn Labega in recovery after partial leg amputation
While in preparation for the 2018 Arnold Classic Columbus Shawn Lebega, Men’s Physique Pro suffered a blot clot in his right calve. Surgeon removed blood clot, but even with nerve replacement from his thigh to ankle and calve complications including poor circulation have resulted in the need to amputate his leg from the knee down. This all occurring only a few weeks out from when he would have been competing on the Arnold Classic stage. Labega stated, “I’ll be back on stage Arnold 2019. I don’t quit or give up. Wasn’t built that way. I’m looking forward to the challenge ahead of me.” Lebega earned pro status at the 2013 Team Universe and competed in numerous pro shows taking the masters title at the 2017 IFBB Karina Nascimento Pro, third place at IFBB Baltimore Grand Prix 2017 along with competing in the New York Pro & Pittsburgh Pro.
Ifbb Pro Shawn Labega is in recovery today after partial leg amputation due to blood clot. Shawn is out of the Arnold Classic 2018 lineup, but don't count him out. Posting positively throughout this ordeal that began last week Shawn is eager to embrace the challenges ahead.
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