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Hiromu Takahashi out six months with torn pectoral muscle

NJPW reported this morning that Hiromu Takahashi will be out for an estimated six months due to a torn left pectoral.

The company posted the following on social media: “After medical assessment, Hiromu Takahashi's left pectoral injury will leave him out of action for an estimated six months. More information will follow.”

Takahashi has not wrestled since February 19, when he was injured during a tag team match at a Road to Castle Attack event in Morioka. It was announced prior to this morning’s event at Korakuen Hall that he would also be unable to compete on today's card..

Takahashi is currently the IWGP Junior Heavyweight champion. He was scheduled to defend the championship against El Phantasmo on the second night of Castle Attack on February 28 at Osaka-jo Hall. It has not been said what the company will do with the championship.

Tetsuya Naito, who has taken dates off due to a knee injury, announced to the crowd at the start of today’s Road to Castle Attack show that he will return to action on February 25 at Korakuen Hall.