NJPW has announced that Clark Connors has contracted COVID-19 and will miss his scheduled LA Comic Con appearance this weekend.
In a statement on their website, NJPW says that Connors "is experiencing mild symptoms, and has not had close contact with other wrestlers."
"Sorry gang. I was really looking forward to meeting everyone at Comic-Con.
Thankfully, due to NJPW's testing guidelines I was able to catch it early and isolate immediately. I am vaccinated so hopefully this will pass quickly. Again, sorry for my absence this weekend. Be well -CC"
Connors had been scheduled to appear at the NJPW Comic Con booth for a meet and greet on Friday, December 3 and a panel discussion with Jay White and Fred Rosser on Saturday, December 4. The company announced that Gabriel Kidd will take Connors' place at the events.
NJPW went on to say that Connors' status for the Thursday, December 9 NJPW Strong Nemesis taping in Los Angeles is subject to a negative COVID-19 test. Connors is currently scheduled to team with Jordan Clearwater against Bullet Club's Chris Bey and Hikuleo on that show.
Connors received training from Lance Storm before joining NJPW's LA Dojo and training further under Katsuyori Shibata. After wrestling for nearly three years as a Young Lion on NJPW events in Japan and the United States, it was announced on the May 14 episode of Strong that Connors had officially graduated from Young Lion status.