January 16, 2008

By Allan Donnelly

No, it’s got nothing to do with those Phil Heath pictures we posted yesterday. But we’re hearing the defending Arnold Classic champ and the 2007 Mr. Olympia runner-up may have to bypass this year’s Arnold Classic after popping his kneecap while stretching yesterday.

According to our sources, we’re hearing Martinez, the odds-on favorite to win the Arnold, is going in for an MRI on the knee tomorrow. If that’s the case, the door swings wide-open for a host of competitors – including Heath – to bring home the hardware from the ASC on March 1st.

Stay tuned to flexonline.com for more as this story develops.