[9/8/2016] Ikuhiro Kiyota leaves after getting hit in the head

Seibu’s Chun-Lin Kuo was ejected from tonight’s game against the Chiba Lotte Marines after he hit Ikuhiro Kiyota on the left side of the head with a 144km/h fastball in the third inning with a runner on first and one out.

Kiyota was taken off the field on a stretcher.

Source: Daily Sports 9/8/2016, Nikkan Sports 9/8/2016, Nikkan Sports 9/8/2016

[UPDATE 9/9 @ 4:58pm]

Kiyota was examined at a hospital in Tokorozawa and diagnosed with a bruise on the left side of his head with a possibility of a mild concussion. He was taken off the active roster today.

Source: Sanspo 9/8/2016, Sanspo 9/9/2016

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