Well, this sucks.
Asuka successfully extended her undefeated streak at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III this past Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, when she beat Ember Moon to retain her title. Sadly, she suffered a broken collarbone in the process.
That’s the word from WWE:
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.”
No word on what this means for the NXT women’s championship but we’ll keep you updated as more information becomes available.
Update: Asuka comments on her injury.