Sports World Reacts To The Joey Chestnut Injury News

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One of the greatest sporting champions in American history will play with an injury on Monday.

Joey Chestnut, the greatest Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest champion of all time, is ready to defend his title on July 4.

However the longtime eating champion will be playing an injury. He will be on crutches on Monday.

Chestnut told Fox News Digital about the injury.

"I'm gonna eat like a madman," Chestnut said.

"It's a torn tendon," he added of his injury.

Everything is fine. I will stand and eat. I'm excited."

Sports lovers are impressed.

Sports World Reacts To The Joey Chestnut Injury News

"Flu game chestnut incoming," tweeted one fan.

"Flu game Joey Chestnut. He's real," said one fan.

Another fan admitted, "Even WWE Creative can't defend this title."

Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest is scheduled to air Monday afternoon on ESPN.

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