Will Ospreay Struggling With Injury Despite Recent Return – “He’s Hurting”

Will Ospreay

Back in March, Will Ospreay suffered a shoulder injury in a match against Mark Davis in the second round of the NJPW Cup tournament.

The star was pulled from the rest of the NJPW Cup and returned to the ring the following April. He is scheduled to face Lance Archer at NJPW Dominion on June 4th, and the winner of that match will go on to face Kenny Omega for the IWGP United States Championship.

Despite being cleared to return to action and capturing the 1PW World Heavyweight Championship on April 22nd, Will Ospreay is reportedly still struggling with the injury he suffered back in March. Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer said that his AC joint injury is very painful, but he’s not expected to take time off unless forced to do so.

“He’s hurting…I presume he’s wrestling Lance Archer. I’ve heard nothing different. You know, which would be the June 4th match and the winner faces Kenny Omega, presumably at Forbidden Door, if not in England or somewhere. He’s AC joint injury in his right shoulder, and it’s very painful. And what he was doing at the end of the match with Tanahashi was moving it around and everything that wasn’t selling and that wasn’t theatrics. He was hurting, and he didn’t take time off, which I don’t think he’s going to do.

“It’s not in great shape right now and I would you know the thing with the shoulder injuries is that I’ve seen guys just go and go and go and go and go on some of the shoulder injuries and if they don’t take care of it, it becomes a really bad injury that that just gets you know that that it can be you know really bad.” (h/t WrestlingNews.co)

Will Ospreay Unsure Of How Long His Career Will Continue

In a post on social media ahead of his appearance at 1PW All or Nothing, Will Ospreay reflected on being cleared to return to the ring and his career as a whole. The British star admitted that the injuries have begun to pile up, and he’s been forced to adapt his move set as a result. In the short video, Ospreay also appeared to contemplate retirement, acknowledging that he’s unsure how much longer he’ll be able to wrestle.

Despite these concerns, he reiterated that he’s going to keep going for as long as his body lets him.