Kota Ibushi Expected To Miss Two Months With Shoulder Injury

An update on Kota Ibushi.

NJPW announced that Kota Ibushi suffered a right anterior dislocation of the shoulder and joint lip damage in the finals of the G1 Climax 31. Ibushi missed a phoenix splash in his bout against Kazuchika Okada, leading to the injury and forcing the referee to stop the bout to award the finals to Okada.

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Recovery is expected to take two months.

From NJPW:

On October 21’s G1 final, Kota Ibushi suffered an injury in the ring that led to the match being stopped. After treatment from ringside medical staff, he was taken for a thorough evaluation.

The evaluation revealed a right anterior dislocation of the shoulder, and joint lip damage. Recovery is expected to take two months.

Further updates will be provided as to Ibushi’s return when more information is available.

We apologise for any concern caused, and join fans in wishing Ibushi the very best in his recovery.

Fightful will continue to provide updates on Ibushi as more is known.

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