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KUSHIDA still recovering from hand, foot, and mouth disease, off NJPW Declaration of Power

KUSHIDA is off Monday's NJPW event as he continues to recover.

KUSHIDA will miss another NJPW event as he continues to recover from Hand, foot, and mouth disease. 

NJPW announced Thursday that KUSHIDA will not be cleared for Monday's Declaration of Power event as he continues to recover, and will not take part in his scheduled singles match against Taiji Ishimori. 

The promotion did not announce a replacement, stating that a substitute opponent will be announced for Ishimori in the coming days. 

NJPW first announced that KUSHIDA had a "suspected skin disease," then confirmed the Hand, foot, and mouth disease diagnosis on September 23. 

NJPW wrote: 

Thank you for supporting New Japan Pro-Wrestling.

KUSHIDA, who was scheduled to face Taiji Ishimori at Declaration of Power in Ryogoku on Monday October 10, is still recovering from a bout with hand foot and mouth disease, and will not be cleared to compete.

We apologise to fans who were looking forward to seeing KUSHIDA wrestle, and appreciate your understanding.

There will be a change to Monday’s card, to be announced at a later time before the event.

NJPW joins fans in wishing KUSHIDA a full and speedy recovery.