Category: Injuries


[12/2/2016] Iori Katsura has left knee surgery

The Chunichi Dragons announced on November 30 that Iori Katsura had surgery on his left knee (meniscus) at a hospital in Osaka on November 29. He will be able to resume walking in January and should be fully recovered in about four months.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/30/2016


[12/2/2016] Yuya Ishii has right knee surgery

The Nippon Ham Fighters announced today that Yuya Ishii had surgery on his right knee at a hospital in Tokyo (resection of the medial meniscus). He will be discharged from the hospital after a few days and will start a rehab program at the Ni-gun Kamagaya facilities. He will require about two months for a full recovery.

Source: Tokyo Sports 12/2/2016


[11/21/2016] Takeaki Tokuyama diagnosed with ossification of the yellow ligament

Takeaki Tokuyama was diagnosed with ossification of the yellow ligament and will have surgery to treat the condition at a hospital in Tokyo on November 22.

Tokuyama felt some numbness in his left hamstring in September. He participated in the Phoenix League in October, but returned to Tokyo early. He was later examined at a hospital and diagnosed with ossification of the yellow ligament.

Source: Sanspo 11/21/2016


[11/17/2016] Kodai Senga ends fall camp early because of knee pain

Kodai Senga left Miyazaki fall camp for Fukuoka on November 17 because of pain in his left knee. He first started feeling discomfort in his knee when he pitched during the Samurai Japan Exhibition Series. He told reporters the pain was not so bad, but enough to keep him from running as much as he wanted.

Senga is expected to begin a rehab program at the Chikugo facilities on November 18.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/17/2016, Sports Hochi 11/17/2016


[11/15/2016] Tetsuya Kokubo has right elbow inflammation

Tetsuya Kokubo visited a hospital in Nichinan after practices on November 15 because of discomfort in his right elbow. Some inflammation was discovered, in the same area he had surgery in September 2012. He received ice treatment and a shot to help with the pain. His condition does not appear to be serious.

Source: Daily Sports 11/15/2016


[11/13/2016] Rakuten Eagles bumps and bruises

Takero Okajima — developed back pain (from neck) on November 11, left fall camp on November 12.

Yasunori Kikuchi — scratched from an intra-squad game start on November 12 due to a strained back.

Yuichi Adachi — hurt his left Achilles tendon and ended practices early on November 12.

Source: Sports Hochi 11/13/2016, Sponichi 11/13/2016


[11/10/2016] Eisuke Tanaka out with a cold

Eisuke Tanaka has missed the last few days of Kamogawa fall camp because he is not feeling well. He had a fever over 39 degrees Celsius on November 4 and was tested for the flu at a hospital in Kamogawa, but the results came back negative. He was examined again because a slight fever remained. He is now scheduled to return to Tokyo on November 11 for some rest. He will resume workouts at Lotte Urawa Stadium as soon as he is ready.

Source: Sanspo 11/10/2016


[11/10/2016] Masataka Yoshida leaves fall camp early

The Orix Buffaloes announced today that Masataka Yoshida ended fall camp because of lower back pain. He returned to Osaka on November 9 and was examined at a hospital in Kobe today. He was diagnosed with muscle fatigue in his lower back.

Junichi Fukura told reporters Yoshida started feeling discomfort in his lower back pain while performing shuttle runs during practices on November 8. He had problems with his lower back earlier this year in April.

Ban Takagi returned to Osaka on November 10 because of right shoulder pain.

Source: Sports Hochi 11/10/2016


[11/8/2016] Daiki Tomei has elbow cleaned out

The Orix Buffaloes announced today that Daiki Tomei had surgery to clean out his right elbow at a hospital in Yokohama.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/8/2016


[11/8/2016] Tsuyoshi Wada resumes playing catch

Tsuyoshi Wada was shut down after he developed pain in his elbow. A recent medical exam did not reveal any issues. He played catch on November 7 for the first time in about three weeks. He threw the ball at a distance of about twenty meters.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/8/2016