Report: Hiromu Takahashi Hospitalized After Finishing Match with Injured Neck

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistJuly 8, 2018

Credit: New Japan Pro-Wrestling

Japanese wrestler Hiromu Takahashi was reportedly hospitalized after suffering a neck injury while facing Dragon Lee during Saturday night's G1 Special in San Francisco.

On Sunday, Wrestling Observer Radio (via WrestlingInc.) reported Takahashi, who finished the match, may have suffered a broken neck and later collapsed backstage before getting rushed to the hospital.

Ryan Satin of Wrestling Sheet provided a look at the moment where the injury might have occurred during the New Japan Pro Wrestling event:

Ryan Satin @ryansatin

It’s being reported by @davemeltzerWON that Hiromu Takahashi may have seriously injured his neck during this spot last night at #G1USA. Working to confirm, but please send positive vibes his way. Neck injuries are no joke. https://t.co/FXz1wCKplu

Takahashi defeated Lee to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship.

No further information about his health status was immediately released.