One of the greatest sports champions in American history is expected to be in pain on Monday.

Joey Chestnut Injury

Joey Chestnut, the greatest Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest champion ever is scheduled to challenge his record on the 4th of July.

The former champion of eating is likely to be injured but. He'll be on crutches starting Monday.

Joey Chestnut Injury

Chestnut spoke about what happened to Fox News Digital. I'm going to eat like a crazy person, Chestnut said.

"It's ruptured tendon," the doctor said of the injury. It's fine. I'll soon be able to sit up and take a bite. I'm excited.

Fans of sports are awed. "Flu Game Chestnut incoming," one person tweeted. "Flu game Joey chestnut. He's real," one fan added.

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"WWE creative couldn't even come up with this title defense happen," another fan admitted