The Hiroshima Carp announced today that Hiroki Tokoda had surgery on his left elbow at a hospital in Gunma on July 27. He will remain in the hospital until July 29.
Tokoda had reconstructive surgery on his medial collateral ligament and an ulnar nerve dissection. He will most likely require eight to ten months for a full recovery.
[UPDATE 11/11 @ 12:20am]
Tokoda should be able to start playing catch some time this month.
Source: Sports Hochi 11/10/2017
[UPDATE 12/7 @ 2:33am]
Tokoda threw into a net about fifteen meters away during practices on December 5. He is planning to start playing catch (first at a distance of around five meters) on December 15.
Source: Daily Sports 12/6/2017
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Hiroki Tokoda left tonight’s game against the Yokohama Bay Stars after pitching just four innings because of discomfort in his left elbow. The discomfort increased over the course of the game. He will be examined at a hospital tomorrow.
Source: Sponichi 4/19/2017
[UPDATE 4/20 @ 10:03pm]
Tokoda was taken off the active roster earlier today after he was examined at a hospital in Hiroshima and diagnosed with a muscle contusion in his left medial elbow. He will need to rest the elbow for about three weeks. He will begin a rehab program at San-gun on April 21.
Source: Nikkan Sports 4/20/20170 Comments