Francesco Akira Knee Injury Update – NJPW Pulls Akira from Remainder of Best of the Super Juniors 2024 Tournament

As noted before, New Japan Pro Wrestling talent Francesco Akira recently suffered a knee injury resulting in him being pulled from Tuesday’s Best of the Super Juniors 2024 event in Himeji, Japan.

NJPW provided an update on Tuesday stating that they have pulled Akira from the remainder of this year’s Best of the Super Juniors tournament due to his current injury situation.

As a result, it was announced that Akira will be forfeiting the remainder of his tournament matches and all of his remaining opponents to be awarded two points each.

Official press release:

Francesco Akira to miss remainder of BOSJ31

Thank you for supporting New Japan Pro-Wrestling.

After missing his match in Himeji May 21 due to a left knee injury, medical evaluation has determined that Francesco Akira should miss the remainder of the Best of the Super Jr. 31 series.

We apologise to fans who were looking forward to seeing Akira wrestle, and appreciate your understanding.

Akira’s forthcoming league matches will be cancelled, and points awarded to his opponents via forfeit.

Additionally, the following changes have been made to cards in Shizuoka and Korakuen Hall:

May 27 Shizuoka:

7th Match: Francesco Akira vs Robbie Eagles -> 1st Match: Shoma Kato & Katsuya Murashima vs Robbie Eagles & Kosei Fujita

May 30 Korakuen

4th Match: Francesco Akira & HENARE vs SHO & Yujiro Takahashi ->
HENARE & Callum Newman vs SHO & Yujiro Takahashi

New Japan Pro-Wrestling joins fans in wishing Akira a full, fast recovery.