NJPW's Jeff Cobb Out With Pulled Muscle

No Japanese lessons for Cobb

Jeff Cobb hasn't performed inside the squared circle since his Wrestle Kingdom 16 loss to Tetsuya Naito on January 5 and the reason for his absence has been revealed.

Speaking to The Wrstling Podcast, Cobb noted he is dealing with a pulled muscle and is unable to compete.

"Yeah [I've been learning Japanese while in Japan]. I've been studying and writing. I was supposed to go to some classes soon but I kind of pulled a muscle so I can't really - I had to take some time off so, but I'll be back up soon and when I have some down time, I'll be taking more [classes soon] so, I mean as of now, it's just pretty much a - I have an app that helps me which is great so, and I have friends that teach me so it's great," Cobb said.

Reports following Wrestle Kingdom 16 noted Cobb suffered a knee injury during his January 4 match and the issue worsened at the beginning of his day two match with Naito. 

Cobb was one of NJPW's most reliable stars in 2021 and he had high profile matches against the likes of Kota Ibushi and Kazuchika Okada while he represented The United Empire.

H/T to POST Wrestling

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