Bad news for Hiromu Takahashi.
In the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer, Dave Meltzer reports "word is that it is not certain when or if Hiromu Takahashi will be able to return to the ring."
Hiromu suffered a neck injury on July 7, 2018 at the G1 Special in San Francisco in a bout against Dragon Lee. Hiromu took Phoenix-Plex and landed badly on his neck. He reportedly suffered a broken neck as a result of the move.
He was able to continue the bout, eventually pinning Lee to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title. Takahashi reportedly collapsed backstage after the bout. Due to the injury, Takahashi was forced to vacate the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title on Aug. 20. Kushida won the vacant title in a four-man tournament, defeating Marty Scurll at King of Pro Wrestling on Oct. 8.
At the same event, Los Ingobernables de Japon announced Shingo Takagi as the newest member of LIJ. Shingo was not meant to be a replacement for Takahashi, but instead announced as a full-time member to help fill the void while Takahashi is sidelined.
Takahashi is just 28 years old.