Karl Fredericks Suffers Shoulder Injury In Nashville, Out Rest Of New Beginning USA Tour

It Doesn't Seem To Be Serious

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At last night’s New Beginning USA tour event in Nashville, Tennesse New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) Los Angeles (LA) Dojo Young Lion, Karl Fredericks suffered a right shoulder injury during his match with Yoshi-Hashi. NJPW released the following statement several hours after the event:

Karl Fredericks has suffered an injury to his right shoulder, and as a result will not be able to compete on the remainder of the New Beginning USA tour as of January 27. 

Changes have been made to the remaining three nights of the tour, with the details outlined below.

Karl and NJPW would like to apologise [sic] to fans who were looking forward to seeing him compete. We appreciate your understanding.

Soon after Fredericks released a tweet commenting on his injury.

NJPW also announced the following card adjustments (* indicates old match, ** indicates new match):

Jan.27 RALEIGH

1st Match

Misterioso vs TJP*

Misterioso vs Yujiro Takahashi**

2nd Match

Yuji Nagata & Satoshi Kojima vs Alex Coughlin & Clark Connors*

Yuji Nagata & Satoshi Kojima vs Alex Coughlin & TJP**

4th Match

Jeff Cobb vs Karl Fredericks*

Jeff Cobb vs Clark Connors**

6th Match

YOSHI-HASHI, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson & David Finlay vs Chase Owens, Yujiro Takahashi, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa*

YOSHI-HASHI, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson & David Finlay vs Jado, Chase Owens, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa**

Jan. 30 MIAMI

1st Match

Misterioso & YOSHI-HASHI vs Clark Connors & TJP*

TJP & Yuji Nagata vs Misterioso & YOSHI-HASHI**

2nd Match

Yuji Nagata & Satoshi Kojima vs Alex Coughlin & Karl Fredericks*

Satoshi Kojima vs Alex Coughlin**

Feb.1 ATLANTA

1st Match

Yuji Nagata & Satoshi Kojima vs Ren Narita & Karl Fredericks*

Yuji Nagata & Satoshi Kojima vs Alex Coughlin & Ren Narita**

Showing his normal festive nature on social media, Fredericks tweeted the following after his aforementioned tweet.

It’s currently unknown how much time Fredericks will miss from live in-ring action. However, it seems his removal from upcoming New Japan of America (NJoA) cards are more precautionary than a sign of serious injury.

 

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