SANADA Pulled From New Japan Cup Tour Due To Injury

1 year ago by Sanchez Taylor

SANADA Pulled From New Japan Cup Tour Due To Injury

NJPW has confirmed that IWGP US Champion SANADA is set to miss the remainder of the New Japan Cup tour due to injury.

On Thursday (March 17), Will Ospreay defeated SANADA to advance in the New Japan Cup via referee stoppage.

Per NJPW, it has been determined that SANADA suffered a fractured left orbital bone in the match.

Noting that there’s currently no timetable on SANADA’s return, NJPW shared the following statement:

In last night’s main event in Shizuoka against Will Ospreay, SANADA sustained an injury that led to the match being stopped. On medical evaluation at a nearby hospital, it was determined that SANADA has sustained a fractured left orbital bone.

As a result, SANADA will not compete in tonight’s scheduled six man tag team match in Korakuen Hall, and will at minimum miss the remainder of the new japan Cup tour.

We apologise to fans who were looking forward to seeing SANADA wrestle, and appreciate your understanding.

There is currently no timetable for SANADA’s return to action. New Japan Pro-Wrestling joins fans in wishing SANADA the best in his recovery.

SANADA is the current IWGP US Champion, defeating Hiroshi Tanahashi for the gold during last month’s Golden Series tour. NJPW’s plans for the title while SANADA is on the shelf are currently unknown.

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