Via Dave Meltzer, WrestleTalk have an update on the neck injury suffered by IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, Hiromu Takahashi, on July 7 at the G1 Climax Special in San Francisco, California. Sadly, according to the journalist, it’s not good news.
The last we heard in way of an update was via NJPW, who released a statement saying that he was awake, talking, and being transferred to a hospital in his native Japan. That seemed encouraging. Especially after the footage suggested the grievance was worse than it was.
Now, on a recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer spoke on Takahashi’s condition, which, he doesn’t believe is looking positive:
“He’s still in the hospital. That’s all I know and I don’t consider that – I mean he’s in good spirits – but it’s 18 days and he’s still in the hospital. That’s not a good sign to me at all.”
It’s hard to argue with Meltzer’s view. After eighteen days, wrestlers are usually at home recovering well or have undergone surgery to fix the problem. That there’s nothing to point to the fact any procedure has been carried out on the star or that he’s close to being discharged, points to something more worrying and serious.
WrestleTalk wish Hiromu Takahashi a speedy recovery. We will keep you up to date as soon as more details become available.