KUSHIDA Diagnosed with Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease, NJPW Status Update, KUSHIDA Notes and Posts Photo

KUSHIDA Diagnosed with Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease, NJPW Status Update, KUSHIDA Notes and Posts Photo

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KUSHIDA has been diagnosed with hand, foot and mouth disease. The veteran pro wrestler has released a statement regarding the diagnosis.

As noted, KUSHIDA was withdrawn from Wednesday’s NJPW Burning Spirit tour event in Japan due to what was described as a suspected skin disease. This came after he missed a live event on September 17 due to a fever, but tested negative for COVID-19.

In an update, NJPW announced that KUSHIDA has been diagnosed with hand, foot, and mouth disease after being screened for the suspected skin disease. They also pulled him out of Friday’s Burning Spirit live event.

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“We apologize to fans who were looking forward to seeing KUSHIDA struggle and appreciate your understanding,” NJPW wrote in the announcement. They added, “NJPW joins fans in wishing KUSHIDA a full and speedy recovery.”

It is not yet known if KUSHIDA will do the final tour event on Sunday, where he will team up with Tama Tonga to take on IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Jay White and IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Taiji Ishimori. Also, at the time of writing, there is no timetable for KUSHIDA’s return to in-ring action.

the CDC says HFMD is usually not serious, but very contagious. There is no specific medical treatment for the disease, but most people get better on their own within 7-10 days. HFMD is common in infants and children under 5 years of age. Symptoms include fever and other flu-like problems, mouth sores, and skin rashes.

KUSHIA took to Instagram on Wednesday night to issue a statement about the diagnosis and also posted a photo of his hand.

“Hand, foot and mouth disease has been announced. I’m really sorry that the tournament was canceled due to the typhoon and for those who were looking forward to the game in Western Japan for the first time in a long time. “You can get injured, but you don’t have any diseases,” said Yokohama’s trainer Mikawa. Anyway, now let’s sleep and work on my physical and mental recovery. I’ve been living like dead for the past few days…” he wrote, via Instagram translation, with the photo below.

KUSHIDA was scheduled to play a 10-man tag team match during Friday’s show, along with Tonga, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Yano and Jado vs. White, Ishimori, NEVER Openweight Champion Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows and Gedo. The new match is Tonga, Tanahashi, Toru Yano and Jado vs. White, Ishimori, Anderson, Gallows and Gedo.

KUSHIDA has been working for NJPW since WWE released him in April of this year, along with other cuts. He worked four dates for Impact Wrestling in July and August, beating Rich Swann in his debut, then Deaner in singles action, then teaming up with Chris Sabin to defeat Deaner and Eric Young at Emergence, and finally teaming up with Sabin and Alex Shelley for a win over Deaner, Young and Joe Doering in the August 25 episode. Since then, he has worked on the NJPW G1 Climax and NJPW Strong Fighting Spirit Unleashed, alongside Trent Beretta, Taylor Rust and Rocky Romero for a six-man loss to The Bullet Club. KUSHIDA has been working on the NJPW Burning Spirit tour in the month of September.

NJPW recently canceled Burning Spirit tour dates due to Typhoon Nanmadol in Japan.

Below is KUSHIDA’s full Instagram post:

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