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Rakuten Eagles: Takeshi Yamasaki taken off active roster with fractured right ring finger

by on Jun.12, 2011 @ 1:24 pm, under NPB

Takeshi Yamasaki hurt his right ring finger during his 4th at bat yesterday.  He had the finger checked out at a hospital after the game and was diagnosed with an avulsion fracture in his right ring finger.  Yamasaki is expected to undergo surgery on the 13th to place a wire in his finger in order to keep everything together and will likely need about 4 weeks for a full recovery.

Said Yamasaki, "I was told surgery would help speed up the healing process.  I wish I could just go in and stick the bones together with glue, but no matter.  I just need to get better fast."

UPDATE 6/13 @ 10:50pm - Yamasaki had his surgery today -- it took doctors about 90 minutes to set and place a titanium pin in his right hand.

UPDATE 6/14 @ 11:10am - The size of the pin: 1.7mm thick and 1.3mm long.