Michael Elgin is expected to miss two months after undergoing surgery for a bucket tear of the meniscus.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer reports that Elgin suffered the injury on Nov. 30. Elgin was teaming with Jeff Cobb against Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano as part of NJPW's World Tag League tour. Elgin was able to finish the tour and planned to rest up before Wrestle Kingdom 13 on Jan. 4. However, while doing cardio one day, things got worse and Elgin elected for surgery.
Elgin underwent surgery on Dec. 20.
Surgery yesterday, back training today. PT later at 3pm....this isn't holding me back for long!— BigMike (@MichaelElgin25) December 21, 2018
Icing is a must, I'm coming back for everything I didn't get in 2018. Focused, driven and determined. pic.twitter.com/ZNNE9nf4s6— BigMike (@MichaelElgin25) December 23, 2018
Elgin also reportedly just had minor surgery for a blood clot in his calf.
Due to the injury, Elgin will miss Wrestle Kingdom 13. He was scheduled to compete in the NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Gauntlet as part of the pre-show. Elgin was to team with Jeff Cobb and David Finlay. Yuji Nagata will take his place.