Category: Injuries

RAK

[11/20/2018] Takahiro Shiomi had lower back surgery in October

The media learned on November 19 that Takahiro Shiomi had surgery to treat a herniated disc at a hospital in Tokyo on October 26. He is hoping to be ready to pitch at Ichi-gun some time in early May 2019.

Source: Sponichi 11/20/2018, Daily Sports 11/20/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/19/2018

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SEI

[11/17/2018] Fabio Castillo has surgery to clean right elbow

The Seibu Lions announced that Fabio Castillo had surgery to clean out his right elbow at a hospital in Arizona on November 6. He will require about two months for a full recovery.

Source: Seibu 11/16/2018, Sponichi 11/17/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/16/2018, Sanspo 11/16/2018

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CHU

[11/13/2018] Shota Suzuki to have surgery on right finger

Shota Suzuki is planning to have surgery to treat blood flow issues in his right index finger. Suzuki explained to reporters that the finger started hurting in July. After considering his options, he finally decided to go under the knife because he did not want to head into 2019 season worrying about the pain.

Suzuki will have the surgery some time later this month and should be able to resume throwing practices after about two months.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/13/2018

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HIR

[11/9/2018] Seiya Suzuki has surgery to remove screws and plates

The Hiroshima Carp announced on November 9 that Seiya Suzuki had surgery to remove screws and plates from his right ankle at a hospital in Hiroshima. The screws and plates were used to treat an ankle fracture he suffered in August last year.

Source: Daily Sports 11/9/2018, Sanspo 11/9/2018

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LOT

[11/9/2018] Tatsuya Uchi has right elbow surgery

The Chiba Lotte Marines announced that Tatsuya Uchi had surgery to remove loose bodies in his right elbow at a hospital in Yokohama. He will most likely require about three months for a full recovery (he should be able to start throwing workouts after around two months).

Source: Lotte 11/9/2018, Sanspo 11/9/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/9/2018, Sports Hochi 11/9/2018, Daily Sports 11/9/2018

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SOF

[11/9/2018] Kodai Senga has a tonsillectomy

The Softbank Hawks announced that Kodai Senga had a tonsillectomy at a hospital in Fukuoka on November 8. He will remain in the hospital for a few days and will not be able to participate in fall camp.

Source: Daily Sports 11/9/2018

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SEI

[11/8/2018] Ernesto Mejia has wrist surgery

The Seibu Lions announced that Ernesto Mejia had surgery to clean out his left wrist at a hospital in the United States on November 6. He will most likely require about three moths for a full recovery.

Source: Seibu 11/8/2018, Sanspo 11/8/2018, Sponichi 11/8/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/8/2018

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SEI

[10/5/2018] Masatoshi Okada has surgery on right elbow

The Seibu Lions announced that Masatoshi Okada had surgery to remove fragments from his right elbow. He will need about two months for a full recovery. Okada started having problems with the elbow this season and wanted to make sure he was at 100 percent next year.

Source: Tokyo Sports 11/5/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/5/2018, Daily Sports 11/5/2018

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HAM

[11/5/2018] Naoki Miyanishi has left elbow surgery

The Nippon Ham Fighters announced that Naoki Miyanishi had surgery on his left elbow at a hospital in Yokohama. He will require three to four months for a full recovery.

Source: Nippon Ham 11/5/2018, Sponichi 11/5/2018, Sports Hochi 11/5/2018, Daily Sports 11/5/2018

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LOT

[11/3/2018] Naoya Emura hurts right leg during practices

Naoya Emura hurt his leg during base-running practices on November 1. The Chiba Lotte Marines announced that he was examined at a hospital in Kamogawa and diagnosed with an injury to his right biceps femoris muscle that will require about four months for a full recovery.

Source: Lotte 11/2/2018, Sponichi 11/2/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/2/2018, Daily Sports 11/2/2018

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Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
Yakult 143 45 96 2
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Softbank 143 94 49 0
Seibu 143 79 61 3
Rakuten 143 77 63 3
Orix 143 63 79 1
Nippon Ham 143 60 83 0
Lotte 143 54 87 2
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