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[4/24/2013] Injury Report: Makida (Rakuten), T. Sato (Orix), K. Maeda, T. Maeda (Hiroshima)

by on Apr.24, 2013 @ 9:14 pm, under NPB

Akihisa Makida (Rakuten) was taken off the active roster today with a rupture in a tendon in his left wrist (左橈側手根伸筋腱部分/left radial carpal extensor tendon). He will require three to four weeks for a full recovery.  He does not plan on having surgery at this point in time.

Makida suffered the injury when swinging the bat during a game against Lotte on the 21st.  He was examined at a hospital on Tuesday.

Source: Sports Hochi 4/24/2013

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The Buffaloes took Tatsuya Sato off the active roster today with pain in his lower back.  He started feeling pain in his back during an outing against Softbank on the 20th and was later examined at a hospital in Kobe.  No serious issues were discovered.  He is not expected to miss an extended amount of time.

Source: Sports Hochi 4/24/2013

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Kenta Maeda (Hiroshima) started playing catch today.  Maeda spoke to reporters and said that the tightness he was feeling in his right arm was mostly gone and that he should be able to return to the active roster within ten days.

Source: Sports Hochi 4/24/2013

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Tomonori Maeda (Hiroshima) decided to undergo surgery after he was diagnosed with a fracture in his left wrist.  He will most likely miss two to three months.

Source: Sponichi 4/24/2013

Yakult Swallow Masaya Emura threw the pitch that hit Maeda and fractured his wrist.  Emura and pitching coach Daisuke Araki met Kenjiro Nomura at Jingu Gaien and apologized for the incident.

Source: Daily Sports 4/24/2013, Nikkan Sports 4/24/2013