Niho, Akira 二保 旭 (にほ・あきら)
Softbank Hawks | #13 | P
Born: 05/17/1990 (age 29)
Height: 182cm
Weight: 78kg
Bats: R
Throws: R
Blood Type: B
Hometown: Fukuoka
Draft: 2008, Ikusei 2nd Round
History: 九州国際大付高

[4/19/2016] Akira Niho has surgery on right elbow

The Softbank Hawks announced today that Akira Niho had reconstructive surgery on his right elbow medial collateral ligament at a hospital in the Kanto region. He will most likely require about ten months for a full recovery.

Niho was scratched from an exhibition game against Yakult at YafuOku Dome on March 13 with discomfort in his right elbow.

Source: Sponichi 4/19/2016, Nikkan Sports 4/19/2016