New Japan Pro Wrestling have announced that as a result of suffering a knee injury back on September 9th, Yoshinobu has not been cleared to make an in-ring return and will miss the remainder of the NJPW Road To Destruction tour.

The announcement reads, “After sustaining a knee injury September 9, Yoshinobu Kanemaru is still not currently cleared to compete, and will be absent for the remainder of the Road to Destruction tour. We apologise to fans who were looking forward to seeing Kanemaru wrestle, and appreciate your understanding. Kanemaru will be replaced by TAKA Michinoku in matches for the remainder of the tour.”