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Hiroshima Carp: Higashide diagnosed with a torn ACL; Imai has inflammation in left knee

by on Feb.27, 2013 @ 9:49 pm, under NPB

Akihiro Higashide was examined at a Hiroshima hospital and diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.  He will check into a hospital on March 14 and undergo surgery on March 18.  He will most likely require eight to nine months for a full recovery.

Higashide suffered the injury while running the bases during an intra-squad game on the 24th.

Source: Sponichi 2/27/2013

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Keisuke Imai was diagnosed with inflammation in his left patellar ligament.  He will require about a week for a full recovery.  Imai started feeling pain in the knee during practices on the 25th.

Source: Sponichi 2/27/2013