Naomichi Donoue hurt his left hand when he struck out swinging as a pinch-hitter during a game against the Hiroshima Carp at Nagoya Dome on September 8. He was examined at a hospital in Noagya and diagnosed with a fracture in his left hamate bone. He could miss two to three months.
Donoue released a statement through the Dragons informing fans that he planned to focus on treatment and prepare for next year.
Added a few minor details on 9/9 @ 10:45pm.
[UPDATE 9/13 @ 8:08pm]
The Dragons announced today that Donoue had surgery to treat his fracture at a hospital in Nagoya.