Seiichi Uchikawa was examined at a hospital in Fukuoka today. Tests revealed an abnormality in his back. A herniated disc was ruled out. He will be checked again tomorrow. He might not have to be taken off the active roster if he gets a day or two of rest.
Uchikawa left a Lotte game on August 13 early with pain in his lower back. He missed his first game of the year on August 14.