[2/27/2017] Eric Campbell leaves game with possible wrist injury

Eric Campbell may have hurt his left wrist during his at bat in the fourth inning of an intra-squad game on February 27. He was apparently taken to a hospital in Okinawa for tests. No other information is currently known.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/27/2017

[UPDATE 2/28 @ 4:06pm]

Campbell was diagnosed with inflammation in his left wrist. His status is still undecided.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/28/2017

[UPDATE 3/1 @ 10:04pm]

Campbell is expected to remain with the Ichi-gun team as he recovers from the inflammation.

Source: Sanspo 3/1/2017

[UPDATE 3/4 @ 2:47am]

Campbell is still not quite ready to resume batting practice.

Source: Sanpso 3/3/2017

[UPDATE 3/5 @ 9:48pm]

Campbell is rehabbing at the Naruohama facilities. His workouts on March 4 included running dashes, throwing, and light one-on-one fielding practices. When playing catch, someone caught the ball for him. He also stood in on a bullpen session to help him get acclimated to live pitches.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/5/2017

[UPDATE 3/8 @ 12:45am]

The Tigers are not planning to rush Campbell back from the wrist inflammation. Tomoaki Kanemoto feels it might be a little while until he is ready for Ichi-gun, based on his own personal experiences. This could mean Campbell misses the start of the season.

Source: Tokyo Sports 3/7/2017, Sports Hochi 3/7/2017, Nikkan Sports 3/7/2017, Daily Sports 3/7/2017, Sponichi 3/7/2017

[UPDATE 3/14 @ 2:33am]

Kanemoto told reporters he was not sure if Campbell would be ready for the start of the season. The Tigers have started exploring other options are third, just in case.

Source: Daily Sports 3/13/2017, Tokyo Sports 3/13/2017, Nikkan Sports 3/13/2017

[UPDATE 3/15 @ 1:23am]

Campbell is close to resuming practices with a glove. He has done some throwing since he hurt his wrist, but no catching. He might be able to resume hitting practice some time after March 19. There is no set schedule for the time being.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/14/2017, Sanspo 3/14/2017

[UPDATE 3/18 @ 6:22pm]

Campbell played catch at a distance of about seventy meters during workouts at Naruohama earlier today. He was able to catch the ball without any major problems. He could resume fielding practice on March 19.

Source: Sanspo 3/18/2017, Nikkan Sports 3/18/2017, Sports Hochi 3/18/2017

[UPDATE 3/20 @ 8:42pm]

Campbell took about ten minutes of fielding practice on March 19. He fielded grounders and even made some throws to first. He told reporters he felt fine.

Source: Sanspo 3/20/2017

[UPDATE 3/22 @ 5:39pm]

Kanemoto does not think Campbell will be ready for the start of the season. He does not want to rush him and risk re-injury. This could be the seventh time the Tigers field a batting order on opening day with only Japanese players (currently six times: 1960, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1972, 1978).

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/22/2017, Sponichi 3/22/2017

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