Category: Injuries

HAM

[1/23/2019] Yushi Shimizu to miss about three months

The Nippon Ham Fighters announced that Yushi Shimizu had surgery to treat a lumbar herniated disc and to remove a cyst at a hospital in Tokushima. He will most likely require about three months for a full recovery.

Source: Nippon Ham 1/23/2019, Nikkan Sports 1/23/2019, Sanspo 1/23/2019, Sponichi 1/23/2019

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SOF

[1/21/2019] Shuta Ishikawa strains right thigh

The media learned on January 19 that Shuta Ishikawa strained his right thigh while running dashes during workouts on January 16. He will move likely require about four weeks for a full recovery.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/19/2019, Sponichi 1/20/2019

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LOT

[1/17/2019] Yuta Omine to miss season after TJ surgery

The Chiba Lotte Marines announced that Yuta Omine had Tommy John surgery on his right elbow at a hospital in Yokohama. He will most likely require about a year for a full recovery.

Source: Lotte 1/17/2019, Sports Hochi 1/17/2019, Sponichi 1/17/2019, Nikkan Sports 1/17/2019, Daily Sports 1/17/2019, Sanspo 1/17/2019

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SOF

[1/17/2019] Rikuya Shimizu has right ankle surgery

The Softbank Hawks announced that Rikuya Shimizu had surgery to remove bone spurs from his right ankle. Shimizu had the procedure at a hospital in Kurume, Fukuoka on January 16 and will remain hospitalized for about ten days. He will most likely require about three months for a full recovery.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/17/2019, Nishinippon Shimbun 1/17/2019

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CHU

[1/11/2019] Kodai Umetsu diagnosed with shoulder impingement syndrome

The Chunichi Dragons announced that second round draft pick Kodai Umetsu was examined at a hospital in Nagoya and diagnosed with a minor case of impingement syndrome in his right shoulder. Umetsu started feeling discomfort in the shoulder during rookie training workouts on January 8.

Source: Sanspo 1/10/2019, Nikkan Sports 1/10/2019

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RAK

[1/9/2019] Hirohito Shimai to miss three months with tibial stress fracture

The Rakuten Eagles announced that Hirohito Shimai had surgery to treat a stress fracture in his left tibia at a hospital in Chiba on December 10, 2018. He will most likely require about three months for a full recovery.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/9/2019, Sports Hochi 1/9/2019, Sponichi 1/9/2019

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RAK

[11/20/2018] Takahiro Shiomi had lower back surgery in October

The media learned on November 19 that Takahiro Shiomi had surgery to treat a herniated disc at a hospital in Tokyo on October 26. He is hoping to be ready to pitch at Ichi-gun some time in early May 2019.

Source: Sponichi 11/20/2018, Daily Sports 11/20/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/19/2018

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SEI

[11/17/2018] Fabio Castillo has surgery to clean right elbow

The Seibu Lions announced that Fabio Castillo had surgery to clean out his right elbow at a hospital in Arizona on November 6. He will require about two months for a full recovery.

Source: Seibu 11/16/2018, Sponichi 11/17/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/16/2018, Sanspo 11/16/2018

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CHU

[11/13/2018] Shota Suzuki to have surgery on right finger

Shota Suzuki is planning to have surgery to treat blood flow issues in his right index finger. Suzuki explained to reporters that the finger started hurting in July. After considering his options, he finally decided to go under the knife because he did not want to head into 2019 season worrying about the pain.

Suzuki will have the surgery some time later this month and should be able to resume throwing practices after about two months.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/13/2018

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HIR

[11/9/2018] Seiya Suzuki has surgery to remove screws and plates

The Hiroshima Carp announced on November 9 that Seiya Suzuki had surgery to remove screws and plates from his right ankle at a hospital in Hiroshima. The screws and plates were used to treat an ankle fracture he suffered in August last year.

Source: Daily Sports 11/9/2018, Sanspo 11/9/2018

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
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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