NXT Women’s Champion Asuka suffered a broken right collarbone during her title match against Ember Moon at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn III.
News of the injury was confirmed on by WWE on their official website.
A statement from Dr. Jeffrey Westfield on WWE.com said:
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, […] We performed an initial ultrasound backstage that was highly suspicious of a break that was later confirmed by an X-ray
The timeline for recovery for a broken collarbone is expected to be between 6-8 weeks.
The Japanese star has been NXT Women’s Champion for a record 506 days and counting and has been undefeated since she debuted on NXT back in October of 2015.
The future of the NXT Women’s Championship remains unclear as WWE seek clarity for how long Asuka will be out of action for.
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