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.
[UPDATE 3/1 @ 12:31pm]
Uchikawa made it into the CPBL game on February 28 as a pinch-hitter and popped out to second. He is feeling better, but still has reservations about throwing the ball.
Source: Sponichi 3/1/2017