[8/23/2016] Dennis Sarfate hurts right ankle

Dennis Sarfate hurt his right ankle during tonight’s game against the Rakuten Eagles at YafuOku Dome. The incident took place in the ninth inning with the bases loaded and two out. Rakuten’s Hiroaki Shimauchi hit a chopper to the mound. Sarfate tried to field the ball, but slipped and twisted his right ankle as he came off the mound. He limped off the field and was taken to a hospital after the game.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/23/2016

[UPDATE 8/24 @ 11:24am]

Tests did not reveal and fractures in the bone. He should be fine in a few days (just needs to wait for the inflammation to go away).

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/23/2016

[UPDATE 8/24 @ 8:08pm]

Sarfate was diagnosed with inflammation in his right peroneus muscle. Tests did not reveal any bone or ligament issues. He could be okay to play in a few days.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/24/2016, Sponichi 8/24/2016, Daily Sports 8/24/2016, Daily Sports 8/24/2016

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