Reports have surfaced that Jim Ross is suffering from a possible broken rib after taking an unplanned bump at NJPW's G1 Special In San Francisco. Jay White threw Juice Robinson into the unhinged guardrail outside the ring during their IWGP United States Championship match. The barricade was not properly latched together causing a chain reaction and Ross ended up being knocked from his chair. JR's broadcast partner Josh Barnett who is also a former UFC Heavyweight Champion was not happy about the incident and said "You've f*cked up now" at Jay White before getting up from the announce table and into the ring. Barnett seemed legitimately pissed off and whether it was planned or not, this could very well lead to an angle between Barnett and White.
Post Wrestling's John Pollock reported this morning that Jim Ross was in the emergency room due to a rib injury suffered when his chair was knocked over in the spot where Jay White whipped Juice Robinson into the guardrail in their match at Saturday night's NJPW show in San Francisco.
Ross was very upset because he said that on Friday night before the show he had asked New Japan officials to keep the wrestlers away from fighting near their broadcast position, knowing the amount of fighting done in the crowd that they do.
Ross said the usage of barricades around the ring that weren't connected, so they tipped over on impact, should not have been the case and that he has had to cancel three commitments this week due to what happened. He said that it was not a planned spot or any kind of a work.
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.
Ross must now cancel three commitments this week due to this injury.
Watch the video of the incident below: