NJPW star Michael Elgin is set for surgery on Thursday to repair a fractured orbital bone.
Elgin suffered the injury on Sunday at NJPW's King of Pro Wrestling event, in an eight-man tag team match against Los Ingobernables de Japon. After initially hoping to push through the injury, Elgin said that NJPW wanting him to get it looked at was the right move. In the above video, Elgin noted that despite undergoing surgery, he's "looking forward" to regaining his IWGP Intercontinental Championship.
"New Japan's a huge company, and they wanted me to get it looked at," Elgin said. "I mean, it was the right thing because it's called a blowout fracture of the orbital bone, and basically the bottom of your orbital here [points to eye] gets fractured, and a lot of the tissue that holds your eye into place is coming through the fracture."
According to Elgin, he still plans to challenge Tetsuya Naito in a rematch for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship at Power Struggle on November 5.