Despite being a beloved star in pro wrestling, Kota Ibushi’s recent performance has been disappointing. This week, he participated in one of the worst matches in NOAH history, and the full extent of his injuries has now been revealed.
In the main event of Pro Wrestling NOAH’s ‘The New Year 2024,’ Naomichi Marufuji and Kota Ibushi clashed in a singles match lasting over 30 minutes. Despite an injury scare when Ibushi grabbed his ankle after a moonsault attempt, he persevered and secured the victory.
The match received a lot of backlash on social media, with many fans stating that Kota Ibushi seemed to be dealing with injuries throughout the entire bout. The situation was compounded as Ibushi was promptly taken to the hospital after the match due to breaking his ankles.
In light of Kota Ibushis’s infamous match, Pro Wrestling NOAH released a statement in a press release, where the full extent of his injuries was revealed. It was noted he was diagnosed with a right tibiofibular ligament tear and a right ankle lateral ligament complex injury.
Kota Ibushi’s Recent Diagnostic Results
Kota Ibushi, who sustained an injury at Pro Wrestling NOAH’s Ariake Arena event on January 2nd, 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 apologize for any inconvenience and concern this may cause our fans and other concerned parties as we ask for their cooperation 8, understanding in light of the situation.
Thank you very much.’
Kota Ibushi already confirmed he would be undergoing surgery. Nonetheless, fans hope the AEW star will be back in full health and doesn’t get himself injured anytime soon as fans just want him to compete again.
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