Yusei Kikuchi returned to Iwate on the 15th and told reporters that he won't be taking any time off during the off-season in order to make up for lost time.
Kikuchi will be working out in both Iwate and Sendai during December. He'll also be staying in touch with the team trainer regarding his rehab menu for his left shoulder. Kikuchi is then expected to return to Tokyo in early January and will work out in place like Tokorozawa and Chiba.
The Lions also announced today that Kikuchi signed a deal with entertainment management company HoriPro.