Category: Injuries


[11/22/2017] Seiji Kobayashi has surgery

The Yomiuri Giants announced on November 22 that Seiji Kobayashi had surgery to remove a skin abnormality from his buttocks at a hospital in Kanagawa on November 21. He will not be attending Fan Festa on November 23.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/22/2017, Daily Sports 11/22/2017


[11/20/2017] Yuya Hasegawa to have right ankle surgery

The media learned on November 19 that thirty-two-year-old Yuya Hasegawa will have surgery on his right ankle. He will most likely require about three months for a full recovery. It is uncertain if he will be ready for opening day.

Hasegawa initially hurt the ankle while sliding into home during a game in September 2014. He had surgery on the ankle after the season in December.

Source: Daily Sports 11/20/2017

[UPDATE 11/22 @ 1:04am]

The Softbank Hawks announced on November 21 that Hasegawa had surgery on his right ankle at a hospital in Fukuoka on November 20.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/21/2017, Daily Sports 11/21/2017


[11/16/2017] Hanshin Tigers sign Shintaro Yokota to Ikusei contract

The Hanshin Tigers signed twenty-two-year-old Shintaro Yokota to an Ikusei contract on November 16. Yokota was diagnosed with a brain tumor in February. He received treatment for the tumor and found out he was in remission in late-August. He returned to the player dormitory in early-September and has been training since then.

Source: Sponichi 11/16/2017, Daily Sports 11/16/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/16/2017, Tokyo Sports 11/16/2017

[UPDATE 11/18 @ 3:00am]

Yokota’s salary remains unchanged at an estimated 8.7 million yen.

Source: Sponichi 11/17/2017, Daily Sports 11/17/2017


[11/16/2017] Kenta Ishida to have appendix resection

Kenta Ishida had problems with his lower back during the season that may have been linked to appendicitis. The media learned on November 15 that Ishida is scheduled to an appendix resection. He will check into the hospital on the 16th, have the surgery on the 17th, and leave the hospital on the 19th.

Source: Sports Hochi 11/16/2017


[11/14/2017] Daiki Iwashita has surgery for herniated disc

The Chiba Lotte Marines announced today that Daiki Iwashita had surgery to treat a lumbar herniated disc. He will be able to move around in about a month and resume throwing practices in around two months.

Source: Lotte 11/14/2017Nikkan Sports 11/14/2017


[11/12/2017] Taiki Ono leaves fall camp with knee pain

Taiki Ono left fall camp in Kochi and returned to Osaka on November 12 because of pain in his right knee.

Source: Daily Sports 11/12/2017

[UPDATE 11/13 @ 4:19pm]

Ono started feeling pain in his right knee on November 9. The Hanshin Tigers are concerned because he had surgery on his right knee during his third year of high school. Ono had the knee examined today.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/13/2017, Sponichi 11/13/2017, Sports Hochi 11/13/2017, Sanspo 11/13/2017

[UPDATE 11/14 @ 3:12pm]

Ono was examined at a hospital in Osaka on November 13 and diagnosed with inflammation in the medial side of his right knee.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/14/2017, Daily Sports 11/14/2017

[UPDATE 11/19 @ 2:01am]

Ono started playing catch on November 18. He threw the ball indoors at a distance of about thirty meters.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/18/2017


[11/11/2017] Shu Hara has elbow surgery

The Chiba Lotte Marines announced on November 11 that Shu Hara had right shoulder surgery and elbow nerve transfer surgery at a hospital in Yokohama on November 10. There were no complications during the procedure. He will be hospitalized for about two weeks. It will most likely be six months until he can begin playing catch and a total nine months for a full recovery.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/11/2017, Sponichi 11/11/2017


[11/9/2017] Masataka Yoshida to have back surgery this winter

Masataka Yoshida has had problems with his lower back since his rookie year. The media learned on November 8 that there is an increasing chance that he goes under the knife to treat the condition this winter, particularly if they can time the procedure so that he can still be ready for opening day.

Source: Sports Hochi 11/9/2017

[UPDATE 11/22 @ 3:10pm]

The media learned on November 21 that Yoshida decided to have surgery on his back this winter. He should be fine for spring camp next year.

Source: Sponichi 11/22/2017, Daily Sports 11/22/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/22/2017

[UPDATE 11/23 @ 2:16am]

Yoshida had surgery at a hospital in Tokushima. He will remain in the hospital for a few days.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/22/2017


[11/9/2017] Shohei Tateyama had shoulder and elbow surgery

The media learned on November 8 that Shohei Tateyama had surgery on his right shoulder and elbow at a hospital in Gunma in early-October. He is already working out with the rehab group at the Toda facilities in Saitama and has resumed light throwing. There is no timetable on his full recovery. Tateyama will be in the final year of a three-year deal next season.

Source: Sponichi 11/9/2017, Sports Hochi 11/9/2017


[11/8/2017] Yuma Mune leaves fall camp with injury

Yuma Mune felt pain in left shoulder during fielding practices on November 7. He was examined at a hospital in Kochi and diagnosed with a bone contusion on the left humeral head. Mune returned to Osaka for rehab on November 8.

Source: Daily Sports 11/8/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/8/2017