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Yakult Swallows: Ryohei Kawamoto sprains right ankle

by on Sep.03, 2011 @ 12:49 am, under NPB

Ryohei Kawamoto sprained his right ankle while playing sliding into second base in the 7th inning of Friday night's game against the Yomiuri Giants.  Kawamoto was later taken to the hospital and diagnosed with a minor sprain -- when he returned from the hospital, he was walking without the use of crutches.

The Swallows will wait to see how Kawamoto is feeling tomorrow before deciding what steps to take next.

UPDATE @ 11:40pm - Kawamoto was taken off the active roster today and will get his right ankle re-examined sometime early next week.