Yuhei hurt his wrist during tonight’s game against the Yomiuri Giants.
Yuhei led off the sixth inning for the Yakult Swallows and grabbed his right wrist after he fouled off the first pitch of the at bat. He walked toward the dugout on the first base side and was concerned about his wrist. He left the field for treatment and did not return. The Swallows replaced him with a pinch-hitter.
Source: Nikkan Sports 6/28/2017
[UPDATE 6/29 @ 12:26am]
Yuhei returned to Tokyo and will be examined at a hospital on June 29.
[UPDATE 6/30 @ 11:39am]
Yuhei was examined at a hospital on June 29 and diagnosed with a fracture in his right hamate. There is a good chance he will require surgery to treat the injury. He might end up missing the rest of the season.
[UPDATE 7/1 @ 4:45pm]
The Swallows announced today that Yuhei will have surgery at a hospital in Tokyo on July 3. He might require two to three months for a full recovery.
Source: Nikkan Sports 7/1/2017
[UPDATE 9/28 @ 11:30am]
Yuhei started in right and batted third against Ni-gun Yomiuri on September 27. He went 1-for-2: RBI single to right in the first, single to right in the third. He was removed on defense in the fourth inning. This was his first game in about three months.
Source: Sports Hochi 9/28/20170 Comments
Yuhei hurt his right knee during’s Saturday’s (May 27) game against the Chunichi Dragons at Nagoya Dome. He hit a two-run double to left in the top of the second inning of yesterday’s (May 28) game, but did not return to the field on defense in the bottom-half of the inning. Mitsuru Manaka told reporters Yuhei said he was okay to play, but his knee was giving him problems. Yuhei is considered day-to-day.
Source: Sanspo 5/29/20170 Comments
Yuhei has been taking things a little slow since he started feeling tightness in his lower body on February 13. He did light workouts on his day off today. He is planning to discuss his schedule with the team trainer tomorrow. He feels he should be able to rejoin general workouts.
Source: Sanspo 2/15/20170 Comments
Yuhei made it back to the active roster today. He was taken off the active roster on July 27 with a contusion on his left abdominal muscle. He was hoping to return in about a month, but developed pain in his left elbow in August. He is currently throwing the ball at seventy to eighty percent strength.
Source: Sanspo 9/8/20160 Comments
Yuhei (left side) played in his first rehab game on August 23 at Ni-gun against the Futures. He got the start at designated hitter and batted third. He went 0-for-4. Mitsuru Manaka is planning to call him up as soon as he is able to play defense.
Source: Sanspo 8/24/20160 Comments
Yuhei left tonight’s game (July 26) against the Hanshin Tigers at Koshien Stadium with discomfort in his left side. He suffered the injury during his at bat in the top of the fourth and was replaced on defense in the bottom-half of the inning. He was taken to a hospital in Hyogo for tests during the game.
Source: Sanspo 7/26/2016
[UPDATE 7/28 @ 12:17am]
Yuhei was diagnosed with a strain in his left side. He will be re-examined in Tokyo.
Source: Tokyo Sports 7/27/20160 Comments