[2/1/2018] Ryota Igarashi might have a herniated disc

The Softbank Hawks announced on February 1 that thirty-eight-year-old Ryota Igarashi will not attend spring camp in Miyazaki because of a possible herniated disc in his back.

Igarashi worked out in the United States this winter. He attended a team function in Fukuoka on January 30, but did not travel with the team to Miyazaki.

Source: Daily Sports 2/1/2018, Nikkan Sports 2/1/2018

[UPDATE 2/5 @ 3:03pm]

Igarashi has decided not to go under the knife and will most likely require about two months for a full recovery. He may have pushed himself a little too hard during his workouts in Hawaii. He is currently resting.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/5/2018

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