NJPW recently announced that IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion Hiromu Takahashi will be out of action for six months due to him suffering a torn left pectoral injury. NJPW had already announced that the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion was removed from the February 20th Road To Castle Attack Event due to a left shoulder injury. Hiromu suffered the injury on February 19th during his match against Kota Ibushi and Tomoaki Honma, which was when he last wrestled for NJPW.
Takahashi was set to defend his IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title against El Phantasmo this Sunday, February 28th at Castle Attack. There is no word yet on how NJPW is going to handle the title situation or who will face each other for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title, but updates will be provided once it is made available.
You can check out NJPW's announcement below:
BREAKING: After medical assessment, Hiromu Takahashi's left pectoral injury will leave him out of action for an estimated six months. More information will follow.
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— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) February 22, 2021