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Injury Report: Serious Injury During New Japan Event Today

You may have noticed that the main event of today’s New Japan event ended in a ref stoppage, and now thanks to Daily Sports I now know why-the reason was an injury suffered by Manabu Nakanishi. Neck. According to my translation, it’s a serious injury. Here’s what happened: About 10 minutes into the match Nakanishi was apparently attempting a German suplex hold, presumably on Wataru Inoue, but something went wrong during the move and Nakanishi fell and suffered a serious neck injury. He suffered some cervical vertebra damage and also reportedly had numbness in one hand, but that may be gone now and fortunately it doesn’t appear to be as serious as it could have been. But either way it sounds like he could be out a while-neck injuries can take a while to come back from, the last big man like Nakanishi to suffer a neck injury that I know of, NOAH star Takeshi Rikioh, is still out after about 1 year (he’s making event appearances and looks well but hasn’t returned to the ring). We’ll see what happens here, hopefully it’s not worst-case.

More as it becomes available.

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