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Rakuten Eagles: Akinori Iwamura out with right calf strain

by on Mar.15, 2012 @ 2:25 pm, under NPB

Akinori Iwamura injured his right leg during fielding practice and was taken to a hospital in Okayama for an MRI on Wednesday.  He was diagnosed with a strain in his right calf (inner triceps surae muscle) and will require four to six weeks for a full recovery.

The strain itself apparently is not that bad, but since it is a frequently used muscle, it will take some time to fully heal.  Iwamura will return to Sendai today and rest for about three days before beginning a rehab program.

Yosuke Takasu, Ginji, and Daisuke Kusano are amongst possible candidates to replace Iwamura on the roster at third.