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[4/19/2013] Injury Updates: Yuhei, Kawabata (Yakult); Aranami (Yokohama); Nomoto (Chunichi)

by on Apr.19, 2013 @ 7:35 pm, under NPB

Yuhei Takai was diagnosed with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament.  There is a chance he will require surgery and may not be able to return this season.

Shingo Kawabata will have surgery to remove a bone fragment in his left ankle on the 22nd.  It may be about two months before he can play again.

Source: Daily Sports 4/19/2013

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Sho Aranami (Yokohama) was examined at a hospital in Yokohama and diagnosed depressed fracture in his right cheekbone.  He was removed from the active roster today and will go under the knife on the 22nd.

Source: Sponichi 4/19/2013

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The Chunichi Dragons announced today that Kei Nomoto was diagnosed with a fissured fracture in his right third rib after an evaluation at a hospital in Nagoya.  He will likely require about six weeks for a full recovery.  Nomoto suffered the injury during a Ni-gun game against Hanshin on the 17th.

Source: Sports Hochi 4/19/2013