IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay has been sidelined with an injury which could lead to him withdrawing from the G1 Climax.
New Japan Pro Wrestling announced the injury on Twitter, adding that his July 18 appearance in the G1 was subject to medical clearance.
Will Ospreay will miss tonight’s #g129 event due to injury.
Ospreay is not suffering from any skeletal or nervous issues.
— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) July 15, 2019
Ospreay himself has now commented on the injury, admitting that he is “in a huge amount of pain right now”.
Sorry I couldn’t make it out there guys. I’m in a huge amount of pain right now but New Japan is giving me all the best treatment and taking great care of my health.
I’ll do my best to continue the G1. https://t.co/pSVsh82sqW
— ᵂⁱˡˡ ᴼˢᵖʳᵉᵃʸ • ウィル・オスプレイ (@WillOspreay) July 15, 2019
Hopefully the injury is nothing too serious and Will can return to the competition. He is widely thought of as one of the greatest wrestlers in the world, and his absence will be felt.