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.
To make sure you stay updated with all the latest wrestling news, add WrestleTalk.com to your Google Discover feed and follow us on Twitter!
- Huge Match Being Discussed For AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door 2023
- Ricky Starks Responds To Claim That LA Knight Is A ‘Better Rock’ Than Him
- Latest On WWE NXT Europe Plans
- Rare Stipulation For Cody Rhodes Vs. Brock Lesnar At SummerSlam Revealed?
- PHOTO: AEW Star Shows Off Stitches On His Face After Bloody Match
- Popular WWE Star Opens Up About Being Released: ‘Hard Pill To Swallow’
- KENTA Responds To Forbidden Door 2023 Rumors With Message For Tony Khan
- Potential Future WWE Bloodline Member Receives Big Offer
- Another New WWE Championship Redesign To Be Revealed On SmackDown
- Seth Rollins On WWE World Heavyweight Championship: ‘We’re Not Naïve’