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Kota Ibushi suffered concussion at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 13


Kota Ibushi has been diagnosed with a concussion following his match at Wrestle Kingdom 13.

New Japan issued a short statement this afternoon on their Japanese website saying that Ibushi suffered a concussion during his match against Will Ospreay. They say it is not serious, though he was stretchered out after the match.

It isn’t known when Ibushi got the concussion. One of the more memorable spots of the match was Ospreay wailing Ibushi win the back of the head with an elbow. Ibushi finished the match, but lost the NEVER title to Ospreay following a stormbreaker.

Ibushi’s most recent injury was a cervical disc herniation that he suffered back in late 2015. When he recovered, he resigned from NJPW and worked dates as a freelancer, including appearing in WWE’s Cruiserweight Classic tournament.

He later returned to NJPW in late 2016, first appearing as Tiger Mask W. He made his official return to the promotion during the 2017 G1 Climax tournament.