Ryuji Ichioka felt discomfort in his right forearm after his outing on July 24. He was taken off the active roster on July 25 and was examined at a hospital in Hiroshima earlier today. Tests did not reveal any abnormalities, including inflammation.
Hiroshima was concerned about Ichioka because Ichioka had issues in the same area during spring camp. They will continue to monitor him when he resumes practices with the Ni-gun team.