NJPW's Tetsuya Naito will be undergoing eye surgery according to a report.
Tokyo Sports reports that Naito, 39, will have surgery on his right eye to repair superior oblique muscle paralysis, which has been causing him to have double vision.
Naito underwent a similar surgery in 2019, and was out of action for 20 days following the operation.
The Tokyo Sports article quotes Naito as saying that his eye is in worse shape now than when he first underwent surgery for the eye muscle paralysis three years ago, but that the upcoming Best of the Super Juniors tournament provided a break in his schedule to allow for the surgery.
While the junior heavyweight tournament is going on in May, NJPW's top heavyweights will be in the United States for a pay-per-view in Washington D.C. on May 14 and an NJPW Strong taping in Philadelphia on May 15.
If his recovery timetable is similar to the last time he had the eye surgery, Naito would hypothetically be back in action in time for the AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door pay-per-view on June 26.
Naito challenged Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship in the main event of Wrestling Dontaku today at the PayPay Dome, where Okada retained the title.