NJPW Confirms Kota Ibushi Suffered Dislocated Shoulder At NJPW G1 Climax 31 Finals

NJPW provides a small update on Kota Ibushi.

The finals of the G1 Climax 31 tournament ended with an unfortunate injury as the referee stopped the bout between Kazuchika Okada and Kota Ibushi following a missed Phoenix Splash from Ibushi. Ibushi clutched his arm and Kevin Kelly speculated that he suffered a dislocated shoulder as the NJPW medical team seemed to pop his shoulder back into place.

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In the G1 Climax press conference, NJPW Chairman Naoki Sugabayashi confirmed the injury.

"Firstly, in the G1 final last night in the Nippon Budokan, Kota Ibushi incurred a dislocated right shoulder during the match, and was treated by the ring doctor and training personnel. Further updates to Ibushi’s condition and a timetable for return will be announced after Ibushi has received more thorough appraisal," he said.

It is unknown when Ibushi will be able to return to the ring.

Okada stated after the match that he would still like to settle things with Ibushi once he's able to return to action.

You can find results from the finals of the G1 Climax tournament by clicking here.

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