WATCH: Big Ramy reveals he has a shoulder injury.
The drama leading up to the 2019 Mr. Olympia seems to have started early.
In a recent interview with Dennis James on Instagram Live, Big Ramy revealed that he has suffered a shoulder injury.
Dennis James and Big Ramy go way back. It was Dennis James that helped Big Ramy become one of the biggest names in bodybuilding. They went their separate ways after major disagreements with Bader Boodai.
In 2018, Big Ramy was the biggest threat to dethroning Phil Heath after placing second in 2017. But it did not happen and not only did Big Ramy not defeat Phil Heath, he fell to sixth place.
Immediately after, Big Ramy left the team at Oxygen Gym and started to work with super trainer Neil Hill. Athletes such as William Bonac and Flex Lewis are also working with the popular trainer.
Not placing in the top five at the Mr. Olympia means that Big Ramy has to qualify to earn a spot for the 2019 contest.
Big Ramy also confirmed in his interview with Dennis James that he is planning to compete at the Tampa Pro in August. This will be the last bodybuilding pro show meaning that Big Ramy only has one chance.
Confirming that he has a shoulder injury means that he will not be competing at other shows. This also means, Big Ramy will not be earning qualification points that could help with his qualification for the 2019 Mr. Olympia.
Hopefully Big Ramy can avoid surgery and get back to training as soon as possible.
We at evolutionofbodybuilding.net wish Big Ramy a speedy recovery.