One of NJPW’s top stars Hiroshi Tanahashi has been pulled from the remainder this year’s World Tag League. New Japan removed Tanahashi from yesterday’s World Tag League event, and will miss the finals on December 11th as well. There is no word as of yet as to the severity of the injury, but as of this time he is out indefinitely.
New Japan Pro Wrestling issued the following press release regarding the injury to Tanashi:
Tanahashi suffers injury to right knee; will miss remaining World Tag League tour dates.
Due to an injury suffered to his right knee, New Japan Pro Wrestling has come to the decision to remove Hiroshi Tanahashi from December 7’s Yamaguchi card. Further, Tanahashi will be out of action for the remainder of the World Tag League tour, which ends December 11 in Fukuoka.
New Japan Pro Wrestling apologizes to fans who were looking forward to seeing Tanahashi perform.
At the present time, precise details on the condition of Tanahashi’s knee are unknown. Tanahashi is currently undergoing a thorough medical assessment, and when more details become clear, a decision will be made as to his future appearances.
Please be advised that due to Tanahashi’s absence, there will be changes made to the remainder of the cards in the World Tag League tour. Please keep checking njpw1972.com and follow us on social media for further updates.