[2/26/2017] Ikuhiro Kiyota dislocates left shoulder

Ikuhiro Kiyota hurt his left shoulder when he attempted a sliding catch during the fifth inning of an exhibition game against the Yomiuri Giants on February 26. He was examined at a hospital in Naha and diagnosed with a dislocated shoulder. He will report to the Ni-gun team on February 28.

Source: Sponichi 2/26/2017, Nikkan Sports 2/26/2017

[UPDATE 3/11 @ 6:25pm]

Kiyota is currently expected to be ready for the start of the regular season. He was initially told he might need to use a sling for about a month, but he went without the sling and was able to resume batting practice within two weeks.

Source: Sponichi 3/11/2017

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