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NJPW's Kota Ibushi provides update on shoulder injury

Ibushi hasn't wrestled since October.

Kota Ibushi has provided an update on his injured shoulder. 

Ibushi hasn't wrestled since the finals of the G1 last year on October 21. His match against Kazuchika Okada that night had to be stopped early due to Ibushi suffering a shoulder injury. 

He recently responded to several questions from fans on Twitter regarding his injury. Ibushi noted that his shoulder appears to be getting worse. 

Translations of Ibushi's tweets have been provided by @thefeelite:

"Sadly, my shoulder [injury] is getting worse. I have done my rehab according to the instructions and guidance [of my doctors and trainers] too. I'm not risking anything this time," a translation of Ibushi's post reads. 

"My shoulder won't move at all, so I probably overdid it for many years."

"However, physically, it's been 8 months and I still can't do a single push-up, so I'm making a calm decision. I'll say it again and again, but I'm not giving up."

"You can't worry about [injuries as wrestler]. It's a profession that assumes injuries [are going to happen]. I won't forget that there are a lot of other people who have had more frustrations than me."

"If I wrestled now, [my shoulder] would dislocate in less than a minute. I'm sorry that it's gotten worse and made daily life difficult, instead of having rested again for a little under a year. I will do everything I can to take care of my mother."

Ibushi also noted that the relationship between him and NJPW is still strained. He specifically mentioned the company announcing him for the New Japan Cup when they knew he would not be ready to return by then. 

"They announced it, knowing that having me return by March 1st was impossible. A scam."