The Wrestling Observer website currently reports that WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross has been diagnosed with issues involving both his lungs and ribs. Ross was also told to be cautious because of fears that he could contract pneumonia.
As noted earlier, JR was hospitalized in Norman, Oklahoma with a broken rib after taking an unplanned bump at the NJPW G1 Special in San Francisco. The bump was neither planned nor a part of the storyline. The injury has forced Ross to cancel some upcoming dates.
Dave Meltzer noted that on Friday Ross had asked NJPW officials to keep talent away from the broadcast position since wrestlers in NJPW like to wrestle in the crowd. Apparently, the barricades at ringside were not connected and that’s the reason why they tipped over when Jay White shoved Juice Robinson. Ross and Josh Barnett both announced on Twitter that the spot with White and Robinson by the barricade was not planned and not a work either.
Wrestling Observer also notes that the rib injury has led to significant pain whenever Ross moves, coughs, or yawns.
Ross was diagnosed with issues involving both his lungs and ribs and was told to be cautious at the present time for fear of contracting pneumonia. The rib injury has led to very significant pain when he moves, coughs, or yawns. https://t.co/ZcLXEHrO1b
— Wrestling Observer (@WONF4W) July 9, 2018