Taiji Ishimori Critically Injured; Ruled Out Of Best Of The Super Juniors Tournament

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As we previously reported here on eWn, Taiji Ishimori suffered an injury during his match against Hiromi Takahashi during Night Eight of NJPW’s “Best Of The Super Juniors” Tournament.

It has now been disclosed that Ishimori has a cervical vertebra injury and will be removed from the Best of the Super Juniors tournament, with TJP winning the only round-robin match remaining via forfeit, per a recent statement released by the promotion. The full statement reads as follows:


“Thank you for supporting New Japan Pro-Wrestling.

On May 21, during his Best of the Super 30 league match with Hiromu Takahashi, Taiji Ishimori sustained an injury to his cervical vertebra. As a result, he will not be cleared to compete for the remain der of the Best of the Super Jr. tour.

After being given an assessment, Ishimori was discharged and is able to recuperate at home. He is currently comfortable and able to move normally, but does not have a timetable for a return to the ring at this time.

As Ishimori cannot wrestle TJP in Osaka May 23, he will lose via forfeit, and TJP gains two points.

We apologise to fans who were looking forward to seeing Ishimori wrestle, and appreciate your understanding. NJPW joins fans in wishing Ishimori a fast, full recovery.”

You can check out our latest update on the Best Of The Super Juniors tournament here, featuring the latest standings and cards for the upcoming tour.

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