— Both Zack Sabre Jr and his sponsor Suplex Apparel have released statements about his recent injury.
Suplex Apparel stated: “SPLX athlete Zack Sabre Jr sustained a significant lesion to his right forearm during a match in Magdeburg, Germany last Friday 13th May. The match consequently was terminated midway and Zack was taken to a nearby hospital via ambulance for medical attention. The rupture, caused by a collision with the ring post, measuring 4cm required 5 stitches and fortunately missed all arteries. Zack was subsequently flown the following day to the UK. The wound is healing very well and he will be back in action against Kurt Angle for Revolution Pro on Sunday 12th June in York Hall.”s
Sabre said: “I’d first of all like to thank all of the wXw team for their care and concern after the accident. Walter is both one of my toughest and favorite opponents to wrestle and so I was duly disappointed that our bout had to be stopped short.
I want to sincerely apologize to everyone for having had to cancel my upcoming dates for the next 3 weeks; to miss my first PWG title defense, debuting in North Carolina for PWX, returning to CHIKARA as part of their UK tour, debuting for OTT in Dublin, attempting to add the PROGRESS SSS16 to my tournament accolades, competing in Wales for the first time in years for my good friends ATTACK, aiming to finally win back the wXw World title and my first singles bout against Mike Bailey at the wonderfully intimate Cockpit Theatre in London for Rev Pro.
This is the first injury in my 12-year career that has deemed it necessary to cancel dates, and whilst I have absolutely no desire to miss any in-ring time I’m remaining positive that the injury wasn’t more serious. I’m going to make the most of some rare downtime with my family, a chance to rest and refresh my body, start home-brewing my own kombucha, alphabetize my record collection and prepare myself mentally and physically for the biggest summer of my career.
Sincere gratitude to everyone within the wrestling community for all of the well wishes and kind thoughts. I’ll be seeing you all soon.“
— ROH has announced the updated card for their June 3rd show in Collinsville, Illinois:
* Jay Lethal & The Addiction vs. Jay Briscoe & War Machine
* Adam Cole vs. Kamaitachi
* Roderick Strong vs. Stevie Richards vs. Moose vs. Silas Young
* Lio Rush vs. Alex Shelley
* Chris Sabin vs. Adam Page
* ACH vs. The Beer City Bruiser