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Yakult Swallows: Yoshinori Sato will have right shoulder surgery

by on Apr.05, 2013 @ 9:33 pm, under NPB

The Swallows announced today that Yoshinori Sato will have his right shoulder cleaned out at a hospital in Yokohama on the 11th.  He will most likely require about six months for a full recovery.  There is a chance he will miss the season.

Yoshinori has not pitched in an Ichi-gun game since he first complained of shoulder tightness in September 2011.  The decision to have surgery was made because he was not making significant progress in his recovery.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/5/2013, Daily Sports 4/5/2013, Sponichi 4/5/2013