Hanshin’s Yoshio Itoi has surgery on left ankle

The Hanshin Tigers announced that Yoshio Itoi was discharged from a hospital in Tokyo on Wednesday (October 9) after having surgery to clean and reinforce his left ankle. Itoi hurt the ankle when he attempted to steal second during a game against Hiroshima at Kyocera Dome on August 9. He was taken off the active roster the following day and had been rehabbing the ankle at the Naruohama facilities with the hopes of making a return without surgery.

Source: Hanshin 10/10/2019, Nikkan Sports 10/10/2019, Sponichi 10/10/2019, ZakZak 10/10/2019

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