NJPW Updates on Hiromu Takahashi's Neck Injury. Jim Ross Suffers Rib Injury during G1 Special

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NJPW Updates on Hiromu Takahashi's Neck Injury. Jim Ross Suffers Rib Injury during G1 Special

Post by cero2k » Jul 9th, '18, 12:53

Source: f4wonline.com

-- While not confirming the exact injury that he suffered, New Japan Pro Wrestling provided a few additional details on Hiromu Takahashi's condition in an update overnight.

NJPW officially announced that Takahashi has been hospitalized after suffering a neck injury during his IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship defense against Dragon Lee at the Cow Palace on Saturday night. They noted that Takahashi is currently undergoing a thorough evaluation but is conscious and is able to sit and talk.

Dave Meltzer reported yesterday that the original belief was that Takahashi had broken his neck on the Phoenix Plex spot that went wrong when he landed on his head/neck after being given the move by Lee. The match continued for a couple of minutes after that, with Takahashi retaining with the Time Bomb.

Kenny Omega also posted an out-of-character tweet today where he asked everyone to pray for Takahashi's recovery: "As everyone may know, 'Kenny Omega' isn’t an LIJ guy whatsoever, but there’s no mistaking that Hiromu was one of, if not, our company’s brightest current/future star. Let’s pray for his recovery. #njpw"

-- John Pollock reported this morning that Jim Ross was in the emergency room due to a rib injury suffered when his chair was knocked over in the spot where Jay White whipped Juice Robinson into the guardrail in their match at Saturday night's NJPW show in San Francisco.

Ross was very upset because he said that on Friday night before the show he had asked New Japan officials to keep the wrestlers away from fighting near their broadcast position, knowing the amount of fighting done in the crowd that they do.

Ross said the usage of barricades around the ring that weren't connected, so they tipped over on impact, should not have been the case and that he has had to cancel three commitments this week due to what happened. He said that it was not a planned spot or any kind of a work.

Ross was diagnosed with issues involving both his lungs and ribs and was told to be cautious at the present time for fear of contracting pneumonia. The rib injury has led to very significant pain when he moves, coughs, or yawns.


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Post by Big Red Machine » Jul 9th, '18, 13:06

Yeah. You could tell that Ross was legit pissed, and he and Barnett both seemed annoyed during the main event when the guardrail fell on that guy's knee at ringside, too.
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Re: NJPW Updates on Hiromu Takahashi's Neck Injury. Jim Ross Suffers Rib Injury during G1 Special

Post by cero2k » Jul 11th, '18, 10:30

HIROMU TAKAHASHI RETURNS TO JAPAN, WILL PROCEED WITH TREATMENT
BY JOSEPH CURRIER | @JOSEPHCURRIER | JUL 11, 2018 9:06 AM
https://www.f4wonline.com/japan/hiromu- ... ent-261446

New Japan Pro Wrestling has posted another update on Hiromu Takahashi's condition following the neck injury that he suffered at this past Saturday's G1 Special.

NJPW noted that Takahashi was able to travel back to Japan today, where he will proceed with treatment. He had been hospitalized in San Francisco after Saturday's match against Dragon Lee at the Cow Palace.

Takahashi injured his neck towards the end of the match when a Phoenix Plex spot went wrong and he landed on his head/neck as he was given the move. The match continued for a couple of minutes after that, ending when Takahashi hit the Time Bomb to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship.

NJPW has yet to officially confirm Takahashi's exact injury, but Dave Meltzer reported that the original belief was that Takahashi suffered a broken neck. NJPW wrote on Monday morning that Takahashi was undergoing a thorough evaluation but was conscious and able to sit and talk.
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