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Injury updates for Nakamura (YOK), Aikawa (YAK), Tanaka (YAK): 8/18/2012

by on Aug.18, 2012 @ 4:03 pm, under NPB

Yakult Swallows

Ryoji Aikawa was evaluated at the hospital and diagnosed with a fracture in his left second costal cartilage.  He will require about six weeks for a full recovery.  Source: Sports Hochi Twitter 8/18/2012

UPDATE @ 6:57pm - Aikawa suffered the injury while playing defense during Thursday's game against Hiroshima.  He was in the starting line-up on Friday, but left early.  Source: Sports Hochi 8/18/2012

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Hiroyasu Tanaka felt discomfort in his right hand while playing defense in the 1st inning of Friday's game against the Hanshin Tigers.  He was later removed from the game (after the 3rd inning) and was taken to the hospital where they found no damage to the bones.  Source: Nikkan Sports 8/17/2012Sanspo 8/18/2012

Yokohama Bay Stars

Norihiro Nakamura was taken off the active roster today so that he can focus on rehabbing his right elbow.  Source: Nikkan Sports 8/18/2012