WWE Says Asuka Suffered a Broken Collarbone at NXT TakeOver
WWE is saying that Asuka suffered a broken right collarbone during her match against Ember Moon at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III Saturday night. They said that there was no official timetable for her return, but typical recovery time for a broken collarbone is 6-8 weeks.
Just speaking as a skeptic (WWE has been known to fake injuries several times), this would be an interesting way to have her drop the NXT Women’s Championship and head to the main roster without ending her streak. Of course, it could be a real injury, which sucks, but 6-8 weeks isn’t too long.
NXT Women’s Champion Asuka suffers injury at TakeOver: Brooklyn III
NXT Women’s Champion Asuka broke her right collarbone during her successful title defense against Ember Moon Saturday at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III, WWE.com has learned.
Due to the injury, The Empress of Tomorrow is not medically cleared to compete, and no official timetable has been given for her return. The typical recovery time for a broken collarbone is 6-8 weeks, according to ringside physician Dr. Jeffrey Westerfield, who tended to Asuka in Brooklyn.
“During the match, she landed awkwardly from a throw from Ember Moon and was able to complete the match, but had notable pain and discomfort,” Dr. Westerfield said. “We performed an initial ultrasound backstage that was highly suspicious of a break that was later confirmed by an X-ray.”
News of the injury comes as Asuka approaches the 507-day mark of her historic NXT Women’s Title reign. She has yet to be defeated in NXT since debuting in October 2015.
Stay with WWE.com as more details on Asuka’s condition become available.
— ASUKA / 明日華 (@WWEAsuka) August 21, 2017