Despite being a major name in pro wrestling, Kota Ibushi got tons of criticism for his performances in the past year. He was part of one of the worst matches in NOAH history at the beginning of the year, which ultimately led to surgery. In light of this, the timeline for his recovery post-surgery has now been revealed.

In the main event of Pro Wrestling NOAH’s ‘The New Year 2024,’ Naomichi Marufuji and Kota Ibushi duked it out. Ibushi ultimately shattered one of his ankles during the match but managed to finish the bout.

Kota Ibushi’s extensive injuries post-match were disclosed, and he underwent ankle surgery for torn ligaments. He also mentioned the possibility of needing additional surgeries.

According to Dave Meltzer on the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, it was revealed that Kota Ibushi is expected to be out of action anywhere between six to twelve months following ankle surgery.


”After his ankle surgery, Kota Ibushi looks to be out six to 12 months.”

Kota Ibushi also showed off nasty stitches following his ankle surgery. We will have to wait and see when Ibushi will be able to make his triumphant return to in-ring action and hopefully not injure himself again.

What’s your opinion on this story regarding Kota Ibushi’s recovery status? Are you looking forward to his in-ring return? Let us know in the comments section below!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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