There isn’t much news coming out of Japan on the status of Hiromu Takahashi but the latest, according to what is being reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, is that New Japan doctors believe it will be nine to 12 months before he can return to the ring. That was the belief as of a couple of weeks ago and it is hard to get updated information because wrestlers in Japan tend to keep serious injuries a secret.
The belief is that he suffered a broken neck, which would explain why nobody has said anything publicly. Thankfully, they did not find evidence of nerve damage. At this point, he just needs to allow the healing of the bone.
At first, the belief was that he could start training again in about six months but they were looking at adding an extra three to six months before letting him wrestle because of the type of style he works.
Takahashi hasn’t said much publicly since being injured but he took to Twitter a couple of weeks go to let fans know that he would be fine.
— 髙橋ヒロム Hiromu Takahashi (@TIMEBOMB1105) July 14, 2018