[6/14/2017] Yuhei Nakamura takes foul tip off right knee

Yuhei Nakamura took a foul tip off his right knee during last night’s game against the Rakuten Eagles. The incident took place in the top of the eighth inning. He was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the bottom-half of the inning. He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Sanspo 6/14/2017

[UPDATE 6/15 @ 1:08am]

Nakamura was examined (MRI) at a hospital in Tokyo on June 14 and was diagnosed with a bone contusion on his right femur. He might also have a fracture in his right patella. He will be taken off the active roster on June 15.

Source: Sports Hochi 6/15/2017, Nikkan Sports 6/15/2017, Sanspo 6/15/2017

[UPDATE 6/16 @ 12:37am]

Nakamura was examined at a hospital in Tokyo on June 15. No abnormalities were discovered in his right patella.

Source: Sanspo 6/15/2017

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