From Yahoo News:
A Japanese man who set a world record by wolfing down dozens of hot dogs (53 dogs to be exact) within minutes has suffered a severe jaw injury due to his rigorous training, making his next title uncertain.
We have suffered national humiliation at the hands of this skinny Japanese guy for too long. Again and again we have sent our most enormous fatties after him and he has destroyed them all. Now, it looks like he will be out of the picture and for the first time in years this country has the chance to be #1 again. Glory awaits!
Takeru "Tsunami" Kobayashi said he can only open his mouth to make a gap the size of a fingertip after being diagnosed with jaw arthritis.
Still, it's sad to see such a tremendous athlete end his career like this. I wonder if there's some kind of Tommy John surgery for your jaw?
Sean says: If the competition was for, say, Churos, I would obliterate that Japenese dude. Or maybe Beef Meximelts.