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Year in and year out, Joey Chestnut makes the hot dog eating contest look so easy.

Brian Read, a 19-year-old college baseball player spending his summer playing for the Seacoast Mavericks, would disagree. After participating in a hot dog eating contest — which only tested who could eat one hot dog and bun the fastest without water – for charity on Sunday, Read felt some uncomfortable lingering effects.

The college sophomore not only finished last in the contest, but he also felt like something was stuck in his throat and was unable to keep any food or liquids down that night and the next morning. After seeking medical attention, muscle relaxers and painkillers were administered, but the problem didn’t go away. An endoscopy then revealed a 1.5 inch-long piece of hot dog that was lodged where the esophagus meets the stomach. Doctors had to perform surgery to remove the foreign object.

After recovering on Monday, Read’s eating habits had changed drastically. “I was taking the smallest bites and chewing it to a ground pulp,” he said.

It seems pretty safe to say that Read will not be challenging Chestnut in the 2014 Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest.

Photo via Twitter/@BrianRead3

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