Chris Spealler Has L4/L5 Bulging Disc

Chris Spealler talks about his bulging disc and whether he will compete at the 2017 CrossFit Games.
Chris Spealler talks about his bulging disc and whether he will compete at the 2017 CrossFit Games.

Chris Spealler has shared that he has a grade 1 bulging disc in his L4/L5. On top of that, and what even might be causing the bulging disc is that his L5/S1 is locked up and is immobile.

Spealler took to YouTube to share this with his fans and Icon Athletes. In the video, he says he is still trying to figure out what this means in terms of the near-term (i.e. competing in the Masters 35-39 division at the CrossFit Games) and long-term (thinking about his longevity).

The video was created the same afternoon that he found out the MRI results so you can tell that Spealler is still coming to terms with the diagnosis and working to sort out his thoughts. He ends the video saying his flight and hotel are booked in Madison, but he is taking it “one day at a time.”

Check out the 3-minute video and hear Spealler talk about this recent turn of events.

What do you think…should Spealler compete with the bulging disc or should he sit it out?

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