Category: Injuries

HAM

[2/21/2018] Hiroshi Urano has strain in adductor muscle

The Nippon Ham Fighters announced on February 21 that Hiroshi Urano was examined at a hospital in Okinawa and diagnosed with a strain in his right adductor muscle. He could require about four weeks for a full recovery. Urano will report to Ni-gun camp on February 22.

Source: Sanspo 2/21/2018, Sports Hochi 2/21/2018

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HIR

[2/21/2018] Yuta Nakamura takes batted ball off chest

Yuta Nakamura took a batted ball off his chest during a practice game against Lotte on February 21. He was removed from the game and taken to a hospital in Okinawa where he was diagnosed with a bruise on his right chest. He will need some rest and might be reassigned.

Source: Daily Sports 2/21/2018

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YOK

[2/21/2018] Motoharu Fukuchi to Ni-gun with elbow pain

Motoharu Fukuchi was reassigned to Ni-gun Kadena camp on February 21 because of pain in his left elbow.

Source: Sanspo 2/21/2018

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SOF

[2/20/2018] Hiroaki Takaya reassigned to rehab group with elbow inflammation

Hiroaki Takaya was examined at a hospital in Fukuoka on February 19 and diagnosed with inflammation in his right elbow. He was reassigned to the rehab group on February 20.

Source: Sponichi 2/20/2018, Nikkan Sports 2/20/2018, Full Count 2/20/2018

[UPDATE 2/22 @ 1:46am]

If the recovery process takes too long, surgery might become an option.

Source: Sanspo 2/21/2018

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SOF

[2/20/2018] Ryoya Kurihara dislocates left shoulder

Ryoya Kurihara headed to a hospital in Miyazaki after he hurt his left shoulder during fielding practice on February 20. He was later diagnosed with an anterior dislocation. He will report to the rehab group on February 21.

Source: Sponichi 2/20/2018, Nikkan Sports 2/20/2018

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HIR

[2/17/2018] Mikiya Takahashi sent to San-gun with muscle strain in left arm

Mikiya Takahashi was examined at a hospital in Okinawa after he developed pain in his left arm and was diagnosed with a strain in his left flexor carpi radialis muscle. Takahashi will report to San-gun for rehab.

Source: Sanspo 2/17/2018, Daily Sports 2/17/2018

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SEI

[2/13/2018] Masatoshi Okada suffers cut on upper lip

Masatoshi Okada took a ball off his face and suffered a cut behind his upper lip that required three stitches.

The incident occurred during fielding practice on February 13. Okada was behind home plate preparing to catch a throw from right when the ball took a bad hop, hit his glove, and then his face. He was taken to a hospital in Nichinan for treatment.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/13/2018, Nikkan Sports 2/13/2018

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YOM

[2/13/2018] Seishu Hatake out with acute lower back pain

Seishu Hatake was assigned to San-gun camp on February 13 with acute lower back pain. His condition is not considered serious.

Hatake did not report to Ichi-gun practices on February 13 and will remain in Miyazaki with the San-gun camp when the Ichi-gun team heads to Okinawa on February 14 for Naha camp that begins on February 15.

Source: Daily Sports 2/13/2018, Nikkan Sports 2/13/2018

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SOF

[2/12/2018] Tsuyoshi Wada shut down with shoulder discomfort

Tsuyoshi Wada starting feeling discomfort in his left shoulder some time around February 7 or 9 (he canceled a bullpen session on February 7). He has not done much throwing since then and will be shut down for the rest of the third block of spring camp (the fourth block starts on February 15).

Source: Nikkan Sporrs 2/12/2018, Sports Hochi 2/12/2018

[UPDATE 2/16 @ 1:20am]

Wada resumed throwing with a light game of catch on February 15. He told reporters the shoulder was feeling better and that he felt good about how things were progressing.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/15/2018, Daily Sports 2/15/2018

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YOK

[2/9/2018] Kazuki Kamizato reassigned to Ni-gun camp with pain in right side

Kazuki Kamizato felt pain in his right side before the start of general practices on February 8. The Yokohama Bay Stars announced on February 9 that Kamizato was examined at a hospital in Urasoe, Okinawa and diagnosed with inflammation in his right external oblique muscle. He will be reassigned to Ni-gun spring camp.

Source: Sanspo 2/9/2018, Nikkan Sports 2/9/2018, Sports Hochi 2/9/2018

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NPB Standings [Full]
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Hiroshima 143 88 51 4
Hanshin 143 78 61 4
Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
Yakult 143 45 96 2
G W L T
Softbank 143 94 49 0
Seibu 143 79 61 3
Rakuten 143 77 63 3
Orix 143 63 79 1
Nippon Ham 143 60 83 0
Lotte 143 54 87 2
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