Nakamura, Masaru 中村 勝 (なかむら・まさる)
Nippon Ham Fighters | #36 | P
Born: 12/10/1991 (age 28)
Height: 184cm
Weight: 83kg
Bats: R
Throws: R
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Saitama
Draft: 2009, 1st Round
History: 春日部共栄高
Roster Changes: added 04/12/2016, removed 04/20/2016

[7/3/2017] Masaru Nakamura to have elbow surgery

The Nippon Ham Fighters announced today that Masaru Nakamura will have reconstructive surgery on his right elbow (medial collateral ligament) at a hospital in Tokyo on July 5. He will most likely require more than a year for a full recovery.

Nakamura hurt his elbow toward the end of last season and was treated with Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy in late-September.

Source: Nippon Ham 7/3/2017Daily Sports 7/3/2017, Sponichi 7/3/2017, Nikkan Sports 7/3/2017

[UPDATE 7/5 @ 11:40pm]

The Fighters announced that Nakamura had surgery on his right elbow today. There were no complications during the procedure. He will most likely require about fourteen months for a full recovery.

Source: Sponichi 7/5/2017, Daily Sports 7/5/2017

[UPDATE 7/12 @ 7:19pm]

Nakamura was discharged from the hospital today. He will begin a rehab program at the Kamagaya facilities once he is ready.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/12/2017