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Thursday, June 03, 2021
Rivers on the Road to Recovery

Grant Rivers' dreams of competing at the Tokyo Olympics have all but ended due to elbow surgery.

Rivers posted on social media, “I had a nerve in my elbow (the ulnar nerve) moved or “transposed” from under the muscle, to on top of the muscle.”

Rivers continued, “I’ve been experiencing a lot of throwing pain when I practice javelin - limiting me to only throw once/twice a week, the pain is due to entrapment.”

“In layman’s terms, the nerve kept banging up against the tendon and muscle, over time this leads to nerve damage and other complications, so the doctor cut about 3 inches across, went in, and moved the nerve to a spot in my arm where it can move freely, Rivers went on to write.

Rivers concluded, “Thanks to everyone who had me in mind I’ll update you all in a few days when I’m not in as much pain.”
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