[8/31/2017] Shingo Kawabata has surgery to treat herniated disc

The Yakult Swallows announced today that Shingo Kawabata had surgery at a hospital in Tokyo to treat his lumbar herniated disc.

Source: Sanspo 8/31/2017, Sports Hochi 8/31/2017

[UPDATE 9/1 @ 2:34pm]

Kawabata might be able to resume practices in November.

Source: Sanspo 9/1/2017

[UPDATE 9/5 @ 12:33am]

Kawabata had surgery on August 31 and was able to check out of the hospital on September 3.

Source: Daily Sports 9/4/2017

[UPDATE 10/16 @ 4:35pm]

Kawabata hopes to be ready for Ichi-gun spring camp next year. He feels it will be possible so long as he is able to begin regular drills next month.

Source: Sponichi 10/16/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/16/2017


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