It seems Munenori Kawasaki will be undergoing right elbow surgery (cleaning) sometime in early November and will require about 2 months for a full recovery. The club expects Kawasaki to be fully recovered for the 2011 season.
Kawasaki apparently had problems with the elbow beginning back in March and had it examined at some point during the season only to find that there were about 4 bone fragments in the area. Kawasaki didn't want to miss any time during the season and played through the pain.
Kawasaki was originally selected to attend fall camp but was excused in order to get the surgery.