Hiromu Takahashi will be out of action for six months and is forced to vacate IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship.
NJPW’s Twitter Handle released the information that Takahashi suffered a torn left pectoral injury. The medical assessment suggests that the injury will leave him out of action for an estimated 6 months.
Takahashi last wrestled on 19 February episode at a Road to Castle Attack event in Morioka in a tag team match. He is believed to have suffered the injury during the tag team match. Takahashi won the IWGP Junior Heavyweight title at Wrestle Kingdom 15 Night 2 after beating Taiji Ishimori.
Takahashi’s injury has also forced NJPW to change the title match at Castle Attack. He was scheduled to defend the title against El Phantasmo on night 2 of the event.
NJPW has announced today that the Junior Heavyweight title match will be a triple threat affair now. El Phantasmo, BUSHI and El Desperado will battle for the vacant title. Keep following this space for more updates.
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