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Rakuten Eagles: Hiromichi Fujiwara leaves game with pain in left elbow

by on Aug.19, 2011 @ 11:54 pm, under NPB

Hiromichi Fujiwara was removed from tonight's game and taken to the hospital after he started complaining of left elbow pain while pitching in the third inning.

Said pitching coach Yoshinori Sato, "I wonder if something snapped in his left elbow.  His fingers were stuck in a bent position and his elbow was shaking."

Fujiwara had just returned to the active roster on the 14th after making his way back from TJ surgery last June.

UPDATE 8/20 @ 10:34pm - Fujiwara returned to Sendai today from Fukuoka.  X-rays taken while in Fukuoka did not reveal any damage to the bones.  He is now scheduled to visit the Yokohama hospital where his TJ surgery was performed for additional testing.