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Hiroshima Carp: Takahiro Iwamoto has surgery on right knee

by on Sep.18, 2011 @ 2:36 pm, under NPB

The media learned on Saturday that Takahiro Iwamoto had surgery on his right knee (Osgood-Schlatter disease) on Friday.

"There was pain that was keeping him from being able to practice," said an unnamed club source.  "If he's not going to be able to practice, then he may as well have the surgery as soon as possible."

Iwamoto was feeling pain in his right knee since March.  He'll now require a few months for a full recovery.  The team is hoping he'll be at 100% by the time spring camp roles around.