Shinsuke Nakamura has not been cleared by the NJPW medical staff to compete in today’s G1 Climax Day 6. As indicated before, Nakamura suffered an elbow injury and was already pulled from the tag matches on Day 5. No official news yet as to when he will be cleared to return.
His scheduled opponent, Michael Elgin, was awarded the victory by forfeit, but, as of yet, Shinsuke Nakamura is still in the tournament. Which might indicate that NJPW’s plans were indeed to have him win this year’s G1 since, in previous edition, NJPW would remove any wrestler that got injured and have him forfeit all matches. Not doing so here does buy them some time to determine the severity of Nakamura’s injury and come up with a contingency plan.
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