Sports Hochi is reporting that Kazuki Yoshimi underwent an MRI today and was diagnosed with factured olecranon spur in his right elbow (肘頭骨棘骨折 ?). He will require about four weeks of rest.
According to the team, the swelling in Yoshimi's elbow is not going away due to pressure on the nerves.
Said Yoshimi, "It is worse than the last time [I had right elbow surgery]. I feel awful about the timing of this [injury]."
Morimichi Takagi told reporters he does not expect a return in time for the Climax Series.
Source: Sports Hochi 9/18/2012
UPDATE 9/19 @ 3:21pm - Yoshimi will be re-evaluated again next week to check on his progress. He most likely will not be able to do any real throwing until mid-October. Source: Sponichi 9/19/2012
UPDATE 9/19 @ 3:57pm - Yoshimi will get ice treatments over the next three or so day. After that, he will begin rehab and treatments at Nagoya Stadium. Source: Daily Sports 9/19/2012