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Hiroyoshi Tenzan out of NJPW's Golden Series tour due to right knee injury

Tenzan has been suffering from a "persistent right knee injury" that has kept him out of action since February 15.

Hiroyoshi Tenzan is out for the remainder of NJPW’s Golden Series tour.

The company announced this morning that due to a “persistent right knee injury”, Tenzan would be out for the remainder of the tour, which is set to end on February 20. This is following his removal from the February 15 card, also due to knee issues.

Tenzan was scheduled to compete in multi-man tags for the remainder of his run on the tour except for January 20 in Hokkai Kita Yell, where he was set to face Great-O-Khan in a singles match. Instead, his usual tag team partner Satoshi Kojima will take his place.

The Golden Series tour, the first following Wrestle Kingdom 16, has been plagued by injuries and cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A number of stars had to be pulled from cards towards the end of January which eventually caused shows for the rest of that month to be canceled. In addition, Jeff Cobb was removed from the tour due to a left patellar tendon tear and a muscle strain in his left leg, and young lion Yuto Nakashima was pulled due to a blow to the back of the head.