[6/28/2017] Takahiro Arai takes batted ball off elbow

Takahiro Arai was hit by a ball during pre-game practice today. He was running the bases when a batted ball struck him near the left elbow.

Arai told the media he was okay as he left the field. He later got into a taxi with a support brace on his elbow. He returned to the stadium after the start of tonight’s game without the brace and told reporters he was fine and that they should talk to the team trainer.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/28/2017, Nikkan Sports 6/28/2017Tokyo Sports 6/28/2017, Daily Sports 6/28/2017

[UPDATE 6/29 @ 12:21am]

Arai was examined at a hospital in Yokohama and diagnosed with a bruise on his left elbow joint. He feels he should be okay to play on June 30 (there is no game on June 29).

Source: Daily Sports 6/28/2017, Sports Hochi 6/28/2017

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