Category: Injuries


[2/25/2017] Yuya Fukui has tightness in his back

Yuya Fukui did not travel with the team for today’s Chunichi game. He wanted to get in some extra work and felt tightness in his back while tossing a bullpen session. The Hiroshima Carp will monitor him over the next two to three days to make sure he is okay.

Source: Sanspo 2/25/2017


[2/25/2017] Kenta Kurose has fracture in right thumb

Kenta Kurose hurt his right thumb during batting practice. The Softbank Hawks announced today that Kurose was examined at a hospital in Miyazaki and diagnosed with fracture in the thumb (proximal phalanx). He is expected to return to Fukuoka for surgery.

Source: Sanspo 2/25/2017


[2/25/2017] Seiichi Uchikawa leaves games early with bruised right shoulder

Seiichi Uchikawa suffered an injury when he crashed into Ayatsugu Yamashita at first base during today’s practice game against the Softbank Hawks. Uchikawa could not catch a low throw from catcher Seiji Kobayashi on a bunt and was attempting to retrieve the ball when he crashed into Yamagshita running toward first.

A stretcher was brought out onto the field, but Uchikawa was able to get up and walk with help from a trainer. He was taken to a hospital in Miyazaki for tests (x-ray and MRI) and was diagnosed with a bruised right shoulder. He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Daily Sports 2/25/2017, Daily Sports 2/25/2017Nikkan Sports 2/25/2017, Nikkan Sports 2/25/2017, Sponichi 2/25/2017, Sponichi 2/25/2017


[2/25/2017] Shogo Omoto to miss two months with hand surgery

The Softbank Hawks announced today that Shogo Omoto had surgery on his right hand at hospital in Fukuoka. He will require about two months for a full recovery.

Source: Daily Sports 2/25/2017


[2/25/2017] Tomotaka Sakaguchi takes pitch off right ring finger

Tomotaka Sakaguchi was hit by a pitch near the base of his right ring finger during an exhibition game against the Chiba Lotte Marines earlier today. The hit by pitch took place during his at bat in the sixth inning. He did not require a visit to the hospital and is considered day-to-day.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/25/2017


[2/24/2017] Hiromi Oka has some tightness in his lower back

Hiromi Oka did not participate in practices today because of tightness in his lower back. He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/24/2017

[UPDATE 2/25 @ 2:07pm]

Oka will visit a hospital in Tokyo for tests early next week. He join the Ni-gun team in Tokyo on February 24.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/25/2017


[2/24/2017] Haruki Nishikawa out with viral gastroenteritis

Haruki Nishikawa missed practices today. He was examined at a hospital in Nago and diagnosed with viral gastroenteritis. He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Sponichi 2/24/2017


[2/24/2017] Yasuhiro Yamamoto hurts right hamstring

Yasuhiro Yamamoto hurt his right hamstring while running dashes during practices today. He will probably need to rest the leg. The Yomiuri Giants are planning to make a decision on his status after they see how he is feeling after a couple of days.

Source: Sanspo 2/24/2017


[2/23/2017] Yusei Kikuchi day-to-day with acute gastroenteritis

Yusei Kikuchi was not feeling well on the morning of February 23 and taken to a hospital in Kochi for tests. He was diagnosed with acute gastroenteritis. He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/23/2017, Sponichi 2/23/2017

[UPDATE 2/25 @ 3:11pm]

Kikuchi returned to practices today for the first time in three days. The Seibu Lions decided to scratch him from his start on February 26 (practice game against Rakuten).

Kikuchi’s temperature rose to about 38.5 degrees Celsius when he was not feeling well. He lost about two kilograms in two days.

Source: Sponichi 2/24/2017, Sponichi 2/25/2017Sponichi 2/25/2017, Sports Hochi 2/25/2017


[2/23/2017] Kazuyuki Kaneda out with finger inflammation

Kazuyuki Kaneda started feeling pain in his right middle finger around February 21. He was examined at a hospital in Miyazaki on February 22 and diagnosed with inflammation in the finger. He was reassigned to the Ni-gun team today. There is no timetable on his return. He will not be doing any throwing for the time being.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/23/2017

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