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Yakult Swallows: Shohei Tateyama to miss year with elbow surgery

by on Apr.07, 2013 @ 3:35 pm, under NPB

The Swallows announced today that Shohei Tateyama will undergo reconstructive surgery in his right elbow at a hospital in Tatebayashi, Gunma on the 12th.  It will take him about a year for a full recovery.

Tateyama left Friday's game in the 4th inning with discomfort in his elbow.  He was examined at a hospital on Saturday and diagnosed with a torn ligament.

Source: official announcement, Sponichi 4/7/2013, Sports Hochi 4/7/2013