Both Hisayoshi Chono and Yoshinobu Takahashi left tonight's game against the Yakult Swallows early:
Chono started in center and batted sixt - was replaced on defense in the 4th due to tightness in his lower back.
Takahashi started in right batted fifth - left in the 4th with 2 outs after hitting the wall in right while chasing down a fly ball hit by Ryoji Aikawa. Takashi left while holding his left flank area. He was examined at the hospital and no structural damage was found in the bones.
UPDATE 4/27 @ 10:05am - Quick update: Chono did not go the hospital yesterday and instead got ice treatment. Takahashi did go to the hospital for x-rays; the results came back negative for any problems.