Kensuke Sasaki  announced that he will be undergoing surgery due to suffering from a cervical spine hernia. Sasaki has been dealing with the pain of the injury for quite sometime and that the doctors have suggested that he look into having surgery to correct the problem. Sasaki will be having the procedure done in mid-November. Sasaki was diagnosed with cervical disc herniation between sixth and seventh cervical vertebrae and will be undergoing laser surgery to try and relieve the compressed disc. Sasaki has promised that he will indeed return, but for now it is time for him to rest and return when he is stronger and better than ever.
Sasaki also stated that he will leave Katsuhiko Nakajima in charge of the Kensuke Office boys and he hopes that his boys, more specifically Kento Miyahara, will continue to grow in his absence.