Kota Ibushi has announced that he will be undergoing surgery on January 17th. This decision comes after he recently suffered an ankle injury during his match against Naomichi Marufuji at NOAH The New Year.

After the match with Marufuji, Ibushi was visibly injured and had difficulty standing. As a result, he was taken to the hospital for evaluation. Pro Wrestling NOAH later confirmed that he had been diagnosed with a right tibiofibular ligament tear and a right ankle lateral ligament complex injury.

Ibushi expressed his thoughts on social media, stating, “お久しぶりです。異常に長く感じる。今まで通りにはいかない。明日の手術が成功しますように。歩ければそれでじゅうぶん。他には何もいらない,” which translates to, “It’s been a while. It feels unusually long. It won’t be the same as before. I hope tomorrow’s surgery is successful. If I can walk, that’s enough. I don’t need anything else.”

We wish Kota Ibushi a successful surgery and a speedy recovery.


Stay with Ringside News, as we will keep you informed if any other information regarding this surgery and injury become available.

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