Shinjiro Otani Issues Statement On Health, Currently Paralyzed From Neck Down

Shinjiro Otani has issued a statement on his health.

Otani suffered a cervical cord injury on April 10 during his bout against Takashi Sugiura. He underwent successful surgery on April 13.

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ZERO1 announced that Otani is currently paralyzed from the neck down. He gave the following statement, which was communicated to the nurse:

April 10 Shinjiro Otani, who was injured at the main event of the Oshinin PREMIUM Ryogoku Kokugikan ZERO1 20th & 21st Anniversary Tournament and was diagnosed with cervical spinal cord injury, is currently working on treatment and rehabilitation. Before the Shinjiro Otani Aid Tournament to be held at the gymnasium, I would like to announce your comments.

Shinjiro Otani is currently paralyzed from the neck down as previously reported, and this comment was verbally communicated to the nurse and written by himself.

Shinjiro Otani Comment

"To all the hot professional wrestling fans who love professional wrestling, and to all the people involved in the professional wrestling industry.

I'm really sorry for the inconvenience and concern caused by my injury.

Also, I am grateful to everyone for their warm feelings.

Now, I am working hard every day for treatment and rehabilitation so that I can return to everyone as soon as possible.

I will definitely return in front of you.

We look forward to your continued support of ZERO1 and professional wrestling.

May 13, 4th year of Reiwa Shinjiro Otani "

ZERO1, NJPW, Pro Wrestling NOAH, and more are coming together for a joint show on June 4 with proceeds, minus miscellaneous expenses, from sales going to Otani.

Fightful wishes Otani the best in his recovery.

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