[6/17/2016] Takahiro Imanami leaves game on stretcher

Takahiro Imanami left tonight’s game after he crashed into Shingo Kawabata while attempting to catch a pop fly near the pitcher’s mound in the second inning against Seibu at Jingu Stadium.

Imanami did not appear to lose consciousness, but was bleeding (near the right cheek) and unable to move. He had to be taken off the field on a stretcher.

Source: Daily Sports 6/17/2016

[UPDATE 6/18 @ 12:48am]

The Swallows filed paperwork to take advantage of the new special transaction rule for players that might have concussions. Imanami was taken to a hospital in Tokyo for tests during the game.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/17/2016

[UPDATE 6/18 @ 3:41pm]

Imanami required fourteen stitches near the area under the right side of his nose. He was able to answer questions after the game and told reporters everything went black and he had no idea what happened.

Source: Sponichi 6/18/2016

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