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Wrestler Fractured His Hip On AEW Rampage (Photo)

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AEW has experienced another unfortunate injury within its ranks, as NJPW star Shota Umino suffered a significant injury during his singles debut on the June 14th edition of Rampage. Umino, a protégé of Jon Moxley, faced off against Rocky Romero in what was meant to be a momentous match but ended in distress despite Umino securing a victory.

Shota Umino’s Injury Details

In a heartfelt message shared on social media, Shota Umino revealed that he had sustained a hip fracture and a strained disc in his back. The injury details, translated via Google, indicated the severity of his condition and his determination to return in time for the G1 Climax tournament.

“I had a hip fracture and a strained disc. It’s the L45 disc. I also had an MRI done. I’ll somehow get back to Tokyo tomorrow. I will definitely be back by G1. I’m going to take a break for a while. Sorry.”

Despite the gravity of his injuries, Umino expressed his commitment to recovering in time for the G1 Climax tournament, one of NJPW’s most prestigious events.

Umino’s G1 Climax Participation

Shota Umino is scheduled to compete in the A Block of the upcoming G1 Climax tournament, alongside top NJPW talents such as Tetsuya Naito, EVIL, Shingo Takagi, SANADA, Zack Sabre Jr, Great-O-Khan, Gabe Kidd, and Pro Wrestling NOAH’s Jake Lee. The tournament is set to commence on the weekend of July 20th and 21st, leaving Umino with a tight timeline for recovery.

AEW’s Ongoing Injury Challenges

Umino’s injury adds to AEW’s growing list of sidelined stars due to injuries. Among the most notable is Adam Copeland, who was forced to relinquish his TNT Title following a severe leg injury sustained at Double or Nothing. Despite his injury, Copeland managed to retain his title in a grueling Barbed Wire Steel Cage match against Malakai Black.

These injuries underscore the physical toll professional wrestling takes on its performers, highlighting the resilience and dedication of stars like Umino and Copeland. As AEW and NJPW fans hope for their speedy recovery, the wrestling community remains eager to see these athletes back in action, continuing to deliver the high-octane entertainment they are known for.

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