The Nippon Ham Fighters announced on October 13 that Shota Ono will have surgery to remove loose bodies in his right elbow at a hospital in Sapporo on October 16. Ono was partially limited to eighty-three games this season due to tightness in the elbow. He decided to have the surgery now because he did not want to have to worry about it next year.
[UPDATE 10/16 @ 4:22pm]
The Fighters announced today that Ono had surgery on his right elbow. There were no complications. He will remain in the hospital for a few days and begin rehabbing the elbow. He will report to the Kamagaya facilities to continue his rehab as soon as he is ready.
It will most likely be about two months before he can begin throwing and three months for a full recovery.
[UPDATE 10/23 @ 12:43am]
Ono was discharged from a Sapporo hospital on October 20. He resumed practices on October 21.
Source: Nikkan Sports 10/22/2017
[UPDATE 11/2 @ 3:40pm]
Ono did some catching practices on November 1 for the first time since his surgery.
Source: Nikkan Sports 11/2/20170 Comments
The Nippon Ham Fighters took Shota Ono off the active roster because of right elbow tightness. Ono started having problems with the elbow yesterday and skipped pre-game practices. He is expected to stay with the Ichi-gun team as he recovers.
[UPDATE 9/18 @ 3:55pm]
Ono has remained with the Ichi-gun team since he was taken off the active roster on September 9. He resumed batting practice on September 17. He told reporters his elbow was fine.
Source: Nikkan Sports 9/18/20170 Comments