Full Details Of Kota Ibushi's Injuries Revealed

Kota Ibushi is hurting

Pro Wrestling NOAH has provided an injury update on Kota Ibushi. 

Despite being injured going into the bout, Ibushi wrestled Naomichi Marafuji in the main event of the promotion's The New Year event (on January 2). 

During the match, Ibushi suffered further injuries and was taken to the hospital by ambulance. The 41-year-old subsequently said that he would undergo ankle surgery, while also apologising for his performance in the match.

NOAH's press release reads is as follows: 

"Kota Ibushi's Recent Diagnostic Results

"Kota Ibushi, who sustained an injury at Pro Wrestling NOAH's Ariake Arena event on January 2, has been diagnosed with a right tibiofibular ligament tear and a right ankle lateral ligament complex injury as a result of a more thorough examination than his initial diagnosis.

"Ibushi is scheduled to undergo another detailed examination of his left leg and to concentrate on treatment. We will inform you of his progress as soon as we know more.

"We apologise for any inconvenience and concern this may cause our fans and other concerned parties as we ask for their cooperation & understanding in light of the situation.

"Thank you very much".

The former IWGP World Heavyweight Champion officially signed with AEW in November. 

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