[2/2/2017] Louis Okoye to have surgery on right finger

Louis Okoye participated in morning warm-ups and dashes on January 2, but did not stay for the rest of practices. He instead traveled to Tokyo for tests on his right ring finger. Okoye hurt the finger during practices on January 1. He is expected to return to Okinawa on January 3. The Rakuten Eagles will most likely reassign him to Ni-gun spring camp.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/2/2017, Sports Hochi 2/2/2017, Tokyo Sports 2/2/2017, Nikkan Sports 2/2/2017, Daily Sports 2/2/2017

[UDPATE 2/3 @ 11:11pm]

The Eagles announced today that Okoye was diagnosed with a ligament injury near the base of his right ring finger. He will have surgery to treat the ligament on January 9 and will most likely require two to three months for a full recovery.

Okoye may have suffered the injury to his right ring finger because he was overcompensating for another injury (he hurt his right middle finger last year).

Source: Chunichi Sports 2/3/2017, Sponichi 2/3/2017,  Sports Hochi 2/3/2017Tokyo Sports 2/3/2017, Nikkan Sports 2/3/2017, Nikkan Sports 2/3/2017, Daily Sports 2/3/2017

[UPDATE 2/4 @ 11:26pm]

Okoye joined Ni-gun camp today.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/4/2017

[UPDATE 2/10 @ 1:06am]

The Eagles announced on February 9 that Okoye had surgery on his right ring finger at a hospital in Tokyo. It will most likely take two to three months for a full recovery.

Source: Daily Sports 2/9/2017, Sponichi 2/9/2017, Nikkan Sports 2/9/2017

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