KUSHIDA Diagnosed With Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease, Pulled From 9/23 NJPW Show

New Japan Pro-Wrestling has announced an update regarding KUSHIDA.

The NJPW star was previously pulled from the September 21 show due to a suspected skin disease. The company subsequently announced that he has been diagnosed with hand, foot and mouth disease. As a result, he has not been cleared to compete at the September 23 event.

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KUSHIDA was scheduled to team up with Jado, Toru Yano, and Hiroshi Tanahashi to face Bullet Club at the show.

From NJPW:

Thank you for supporting New Japan Pro-Wrestling.

Following his absence from September 21’s Kumamoto event, KUSHIDA will not be cleared to compete on September 23 in Kumamoto. After being assessed for a suspected skin disease, KUSHIDA has been diagnosed with hand, foot and mouth disease.

We apologise to fans who were looking forward to seeing KUSHIDA wrestle and appreciate your understanding.

The following change has been made to Friday’s card:

KUSHIDA, Jado, Toru Yano, Hiroshi Tanahashi & Jay White vs Gedo, Taiji Ishimori, Doc Gallows, Karl Anderson & Jay White –>

Jado, Toru Yano, Hiroshi Tanahashi & Jay White vs Taiji Ishimori, Doc Gallows, Karl Anderson & Jay White

NJPW joins fans in wishing KUSHIDA a full and speedy recovery.

It is currently unknown how long KUSHIDA will be sidelined.

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