[8/18/2016] Kazuya Fukuura leaves game with back tightness

Kazuya Fukuura developed tightness in the right side of his back while playing defense in the second inning of a game against the Rakuten Eagles at kobo Stadium on August 18. The tightness began when he twisted his body to catch a ball thrown by Yamaico Navarro. Fukuura remained in the game until he was replaced on defense in the fourth inning. He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/18/2016

[UPDATE 8/19 @ 7:01pm]

Fukuura was taken off the active roster today with pain in his left side. Lotte decided to take him off the active roster because he may not be able to play for two to three games.

Source: Sponichi 8/19/2016, Daily Sports 8/19/2016, Sports Hochi 8/19/2016

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