Another NJPW Star Will Miss The Dontaku Wrestling Series Due To Injury

NJPW issued a press release, where it was announced that Ryusuke Taguchi has suffered a bicycle related injury and will not be able to compete in the upcoming Dontaku Wrestling series, which will begin later tonight, April 20 in Tokyo. A number of replacements were announced for Taguchi for the upcoming NJPW Road to Wrestling Dontaku shows.

You can check out the full press release below:

Ryusuke Taguchi injured; to miss Dontaku series

Thank you for supporting New Japan Pro-Wrestling.

Ryusuke Taguchi, who was scheduled to compete this weekend on the Road to Dontaku, was involved in a bicycle accident, sustaining wounds to his face hands and knees as well as injuring his neck. As a result, he will be unable to compete in forthcoming events. We apologise to fans who were looking forward to seeing Taguchi wrestle, and appreciate your understanding.

Taguchi has issued the following statement:

“Hello to all 69 of my fans across Japan. Although I can’t remember the exact accident due to my concussion, I apparently fell off my bicycle while swerving to avoid a dog. I will rest, recover and be back better than ever!”

The following replacements will be made for Taguchi’s matches in the coming nights:

April 20, Machida, April 22 Korakuen: Shoma Kato

April 23 Korakuen: Katsuya Murashima

April 25 Fukui, April 26 Osaka : Hiroyoshi Tenzan

April 27 Hiroshima: Tomoaki Honma

April 30 Kumamoto: Katsuya Murashima

May 1 Beppu: Shoma Kato

May 3, 4 Fukuoka: Tiger Mask

NJPW joins fans in wishing Taguchi a full, fast recovery.