Will Ospreay confirms he is medically cleared but speaks out on the toll of his injuries

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2023/04/17/will-ospreay-confirms-he-is-medically-cleared-but-speaks-out-on-the-toll-of-his-injuries/

Will Ospreay has confirmed that he is medically cleared to wrestle but feels that his body is “deteriorating.”

The 29-year-old took to Twitter to post a video update on his condition.

He mentioned that the moveset he had in the past had “vanished” and had cut out certain moves. For example, he could no longer perform a Shooting Star Press safely.

He commented that, as he comes back, he did not know “how long this ride” will be, but hoped that fans would enjoy it.

He also acknowledged that his injuries were down to the style of wrestling he chooses to do, but that it has always suited him.

Ospreay sustained his latest injury to his shoulder during his second-round match with Mark Davis in the NJPW New Japan Cup on April 10th.

He is currently scheduled to wrestle Bobby Fish for One Pro Wrestling on April 22nd. He is also slated to face Hiroshi Tanahashi on May 21st at NJPW Resurgence. However, Tanahashi sustained an injury at NJPW Capital Collision on Saturday.

In full, Ospreay said:

Alright guys, I just pulled up at my gym and I just kind of want to do a video, because I think it’s better than doing a notes app.

I got medically cleared two days ago, and it’s a weird one. I’ve seen my physio now for about five weeks. I’ve got the range of motion back in my arm.

The strength is there, somewhat, but because I was able to complete four strength exercises, apparently I’m medically cleared.

It does feel a lot better, but I still feel like there is a lot of weakness in my arm, which, obviously the sensible answer is to take a little bit more time off. But over the last 48 hours, I just — I don’t know — I’ve just been reminiscing and thinking about my 11-year career.

And it’s been incredible, but the one thing that’s been constant, especially in these last few years, is that the injuries have stacked up a lot more recently.

It’s because I’m getting older as well, it’s because I’m getting heavier, but because of that, the moveset I started with when I was 22 years old has kind of vanished and disappeared and it’s the not out of choice; it’s because my body can’t do it anymore.

I can’t perform a Shooting Star Press safely anymore, so I’ve decided that it’s best to cut it out. But I’m not gonna lie to you guys, I feel like my body, and me personally, I am deteriorating in front of everyone’s eyes. It kind of is really upsetting and it’s because I chose to do this style.

I understand the risks that come with this style, but it’s just one that suits me down to a T and I think everyone enjoys it.

So having said that, you know, I don’t know if this ride’s going to be a long one, if everyone understands what I mean.

But then I kind of think and you know I’m from Essex, like, I didn’t think I’d reach this far in my career anyway. So I’m just going to enjoy it myself and hope for the best.

I’m going to have to change things up a lot, but I am going to compete, I am going to come back and I’m going, to the best of my abilities, to do this as much as I physically can.

But you know, I don’t know how long this run is going to be, I’ll be honest with you guys. I hope you guys enjoy the ride, that’s all. Alright. Much love guys.

Hope his injuries won’t affect his wrestling abilities.