[7/20/2016] Tsuyoshi Nishioka ruptures Achilles tendon

Tsuyoshi Nishioka hurt his left leg when he slipped while running to first on a single to left during his second at bat in the second inning of a game against the Yomiuri Giants at Koshien Stadium earlier today. He could not get up on his own and had to be taken off the field on a stretcher. He was later taken to a hospital inĀ Amagasaki and diagnosed with a ruptured left Achilles tendon.

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Source: Sanspo 7/20/2016, Sponichi 7/20/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/20/2016, Daily Sports 7/20/2016

[UPDATE 7/23 @ 8:10am]

Nishioka was re-examined at a hospital in Osaka on July 21 and diagnosed with a complete tear of the Achilles tendon. He could go under the knife early next week. The Tigers are currently planning to offer him a contract for the 2017 season.

Source: Daily Sports 7/22/2016, Sponichi 7/22/2016

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