Reigning IWGP Junior Heavyweight champion Will Ospreay has been having a career year in 2019, lining his portfolio with transcendent matches against the likes of Dragon Lee, Shingo Takagi, and Bandido, among others. His run of excellence looks to continue in this year’s G1 Climax though his immediate wrestling future may be hindered.
New Japan’s English website posted that Ospreay is dealing with a neck injury, and had subsequently been pulled from a non-tournament tag team bout on Monday as a result.
The specific nature of the injury is unclear, though the site states that Ospreay, “is not suffering from any skeletal or nervous issues.”
His status for a G1 tournament match on Thursday against Kota Ibushi is up in the air, pending a medical evaluation.
Tweeted Ospreay about the news, “Sorry I couldn’t make it out there guys. I’m in a huge amount of pain right now but New Japan is giving me all the best treatment and taking great care of my health. I’ll do my best to continue the G1.”
Ospreay thus far has earned two points in Block A of the G1, defeating Sanada, but losing to Lance Archer.