NJPW star SANADA is out of action after suffering an injury during the New Japan Cup.
NJPW has announced that SANADA suffered a fractured left orbital bone in his New Japan Cup third-round match against Will Ospreay. The match took place this Thursday, with Ospreay defeating SANADA by referee stoppage to advance to the quarterfinals of the tournament.
SANADA will miss -- at minimum -- the rest of the New Japan Cup tour. There isn't currently a timetable for when he will be able to return to the ring.
"In last night’s main event in Shizuoka against Will Ospreay, SANADA sustained an injury that led to the match being stopped. On medical evaluation at a nearby hospital, it was determined that SANADA has sustained a fractured left orbital bone," NJPW wrote.
"We apologize to fans who were looking forward to seeing SANADA wrestle, and appreciate your understanding. There is currently no timetable for SANADA’s return to action. New Japan Pro-Wrestling joins fans in wishing SANADA the best in his recovery."
SANADA was scheduled to team with Tetsuya Naito & BUSHI against Ospreay, Jeff Cobb & The Great-O-Khan at Friday's New Japan Cup show. That was changed to a tag match where Ospreay & Cobb defeated Naito & BUSHI.