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Games of Thrones star Hafthor Bjornsson suffers horrific chest injury in a freak gym accident



Game of Thrones has had a lot of iconic characters over the years, but if we’re speaking in terms of physical strength, The Mountain wins without a doubt. Snapping back to the real world, the actor who plays The MountainHafþór Júlíus Björnsson, is a strongman himself. After defeating his rival Eddie Hall in the World’s Heaviest Boxing match, he was preparing for a return to powerlifting, when he met with a horrific accident.

Björnsson tore his left pec while attempting a personal record

Björnsson was at his local gym in a competition, trying to bench press 556 lbs and set a personal record. In the video uploaded by The Sun, you can see Björnsson effortlessly racking the bar, but while trying to lift it, facing a lot of stress. His left elbow drops as he suffers the injury, and the spotters rush to help him.


Hafthor after his accident

Is Hafþór Björnsson going to be okay?

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Muscle tears of these kinds are really taxing and painful, and it might take as much as a year to heal completely. But we know how strong the Game of Thrones’ Mountain really is, and hopefully, he will make a quick recovery. However, his dream of re-entering the powerlifting circuit will have to wait, for at least 2023.

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