During preparation for the 2018 Arnold Classic Columbus Men’s Physique Pro Shawn Lebega, suffered a blot clot in his right calve.
The surgeons 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 whole situation unfolded 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 has been a pro status at the 2013 Team Universe and competed in multiple pro shows taking the masters title at the 2017 IFBB Karina Nascimento Pro, third place at IFBB Baltimore Grand Prix 2017 as well as competing in the New York Pro & Pittsburgh Pro.