Injury Updates 8/21/2012: Uchikawa (SOF), Kuriyama (SEI), Asamura (SEI), Teppei (RAK), Jojima (HAN), Eldred (HIR)
Seiichi Uchikawa was left out of the starting line-up tonight because of the jammed right ring finger he suffered during Sunday's game against the Orix Buffaloes. The Hawks will continue to monitor Uchikawa and will make decisions on his status as needed. He was able to take batting and fielding practice before the game. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/21/2012, Sponichi 8/21/2012
Takumi Kuriyama took an HBP off his left arm in the 8th inning of today's game against the Softbank Hawks (Masahiro Morifuku was on the mound). He was promptly replaced by a pinch-runner and taken to the hospital where he was diagnosed with a left ulna fracture. No word on how long he will be out. This effectively ends his streak of playing in every inning of every game at 390. Source: Sponichi 8/21/2012
Hideto Asamura took an HBP off his head in the 9th inning of today's game against the Softbank Hawks (Akihiro Yanase was on the mound) and was taken to the hospital where he was diagnosed with a contusion on the left side of his head. Source: Jiji 8/21/2012
Teppei took a Hisashi Kawata line drive off his left middle finger (and left shoulder) while sitting in the dugout in the bottom of the 2nd. Teppei was replaced by Aoi Enomoto and taken to the hospital where X-Rays came back negative for broken bones. He did lose a nail and was diagnosed with a contusion.
Teppei later spoke to reporters and told them he should be ok for tomorrow.
Kenji Jojima played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Chunichi today (started at first and batted fifth) but left the game after hurting his left knee. No word out how serious the injury was. Source: Sanspo 8/21/2012
Brad Eldred was not in the starting line-up today because his right elbow is giving him problems. The Carp will continue to monitor his elbow and make decisions on his status as needed -- it is possible he may miss an extended amount of time. Source: Sanspo 8/21/2012