Tetsuya Naito To Miss 2/19 And 2/20 NJPW Road To Castle Attack Events

Tetsuya Naito's knee injury will keep him off the next two NJPW Road to Castle Attack events.

NJPW announced Naito will miss the February 19 and February 20 NJPW Road to Castle Attack events. Naito addressed the crowd ahead of the February 17 NJPW Road to Castle Attack event, saying he had a knee injury and would be unable to compete in the main event, where he was scheduled to team with SANADA against Kota Ibushi & Yuji Nagata.

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Naito was set to compete in the main event on February 19 and 20. He suffered the injury on February 16 at NJPW Road to Castle Attack when he teamed with Shingo Takagi against Kota Ibushi & Yuji Nagata.

The lineups for February 19 and February 20 have been changed as a result of his injury

From NJPW:

On February 16’s Road to Castle Attack, Tetsuya Naito sustained a right knee injury and as a result will be unable to compete on live events Friday February 19 in Iwate and Saturday February 20 in Yamagata.

We apologise to fans who were looking forward to seeing Naito wrestle and appreciate your understanding. Further updates will be provided on Naito’s condition as they become available. We wish Tetsuya Naito the best in his recovery.

The following changes have been made to Friday and Saturday’s cards

Friday February 19

4th Match

BUSHI, Hiromu Takahashi & SANADA vs Yujiro Takahashi, El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori

BUSHI & SANADA vs Yujiro Takahashi & Taiji Ishimori

5th match

SHO, Toru Yano, Tomohiro Ishii & Kazuchika Okada vs EVIL, Jay White, Chase Owens & Dick Togo

Tomoaki Honma & Kota Ibushi vs Hiromu Takahashi & Shingo Takagi

6th Match

Tomoaki Honma & Kota Ibushi vs Tetsuya Naito & Shingo Takagi

SHO, Toru Yano, Tomohiro Ishii & Kazuchika Okada vs EVIL, Jay White, Chase Owens & Dick Togo

Saturday February 20

4th Match

BUSHI, Hiromu Takahashi & Shingo Takagi vs Yujiro Takahashi, El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori

Hiromu Takahashi & Shingo Takagi vs Yujiro Takahashi & El Phantasmo

5th match

SHO, Toru Yano, Tomohiro Ishii & Kazuchika Okada vs EVIL, Jay White, Chase Owens & Gedo

Tomoaki Honma & Kota Ibushi vs BUSHI & SANADA

6th Match

Tomoaki Honma & Kota Ibushi vs Tetsuya Naito & SANADA

SHO, Toru Yano, Tomohiro Ishii & Kazuchika Okada vs EVIL, Jay White, Chase Owens & Gedo

The February 21 NJPW Road to Castle Attack event was canceled due to an earthquake.

Naito is still scheduled to challenge Kota Ibushi for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship at Castle Attack on February 28.

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