Will Ospreay has been forced to sit out of today's G1 Climax event due to an apparent neck injury. He had been scheduled for a six-man tag match alongside Yuja Uemura & Yota Tsuji against Kota Ibushi, Shota Umino & Jushin Liger in Hokkaido.
New Japan Pro Wrestling released the following statement ahead of the show:
Will Ospreay has suffered a neck injury and will miss action on Monday July 15 in Hokkaido.
Ospreay is not suffering from any skeletal or nervous issues. His status for the next G1 Climax event on Thursday July 18 will be determined after Ospreay undergoes thorough medical evaluation.
They went on to apologise to fans for the change in card, before announcing a replacement tag match, which sees Kota Ibushi & Jushin Liger take on Shota Umino & Yota Tsuji.
Ospreay was set to face off with Ibushi in an A Block encounter at Korakuen Hall this Thursday. The injured star personally apologise to his fans for his Monday night absence via Twitter:
Benjamin was born in 1987, and is still not dead. He variously enjoys classical music, old-school adventure games (they're not dead), and walks on the beach (albeit short - asthma, you know).
He's currently trying to compile a comprehensive history of video game music, yet denies accusations that he purposefully targets niche audiences. He's often wrong about these things.