A few hours ago Lynn Rutherford tweeted:
Spoke to R. Gauthier -- Unfortunately N. Takahashi will be off ice 4-6 months. Article to come on @icenetwork
Four months would be end of February, six end of April. It's unlikely they'll have an GP SB for this season, unless they're ready for WTT, but next year, they can get an NHK host pick, and if they win a Fall Senior B, they can be on the alternates list for a second.
Next year is the Olympic qualifier -- I've heard Nebelhorn mentioned but am not sure if it was confirmed by the ISU. That will likely be the toughest Pairs field, with so much at stake.