New Japan Pro Wrestling announced this week that Kenny Omega has been puled from his advertised appearances on 9/7 and 9/22 due to an injury sustained to his left knee’s lateral meniscus. Omega addressed the injury on Wednesday:
Unfortunately, I'll have to take a short break. Hold the fort, Leo Tonga. See you in Kobe.
— Kenny Omega (@KennyOmegamanX) September 6, 2017
According to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, Omega underwent surgery last night. He reportedly knew he’d need surgery going back to the G1 Climax Tournament and had been working injured for months.
NJPW says Omega’s next scheduled match is currently 9/24 in Kobe, which would be a very short recovery period and a sign that he only had a partial menisectomy.
During Omega’s absence, Bullet Club’s G.O.D. (Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa) will be joined by their younger brother, Leo Tonga. Also the son of former WWE/NJPW legend Haku, Leo Tonga trained at the Team 3D Academy and Fale Dojo.
For more information on Leo Tonga, visit NJPW1972.com.