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Hanshin Tigers: Hiroki Uemoto has also injured his left anterior talofibular ligament

by on Feb.28, 2013 @ 8:27 pm, under NPB

Hiroki Uemoto had his left ankle examined at a hospital on Wednesday and diagnosed with an injury to his anterior talofibular ligament.  He will begin his rehab at Naruohama on March 2.  It could take at least one month for a full recovery.

INF/base-running coach Teruyoshi Kuji told reporters today the team had to consider starting the season without Uemoto.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/28/2013, Sponichi 2/28/2013, Sankei 2/28/2013

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Hanshin Tigers: No timetable on when Hiroki Uemoto will be able to return