[9/9/2017] Naomichi Donoue out with hamate fracture

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.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/9/2017, Nikkan Sports 9/9/2017, Sponichi 9/9/2017

[UPDATE 9/13 @ 8:08pm]

The Dragons announced today that Donoue had surgery to treat his fracture at a hospital in Nagoya.

Source: Sponichi 9/13/2017, Nikkan Sports 9/13/2017

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