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[7/7/2013] Injury Updates: Abe (YOM), Luna (CHU), Hidaka (HAN), Nakamura (SEI), LaHair (SOF)

by on Jul.07, 2013 @ 11:51 pm, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

Shinnosuke Abe (right side) is expected to return to the starting line-up some time this coming week.

Source: Sponichi 7/7/2013

Chunichi Dragons

Hector Luna was already having problems with his knee when he grounded out to third in the 2nd inning of Saturday's game against the Yakult Swallows.

"I thought things would only get worse if I kept playing. ... It started hurting about a month ago, but I played through it.  This is because I am playing on artificial turf, something the US does not have a lot of. ... Hopefully I will be ok to return in Naha [on the 9th against Hanshin]," said Luna.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/7/2013, Sports Hochi 7/7/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Takeshi Hidaka was taken off the active roster today with an injury to his left quadriceps muscle.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/7/2013

Seibu Lions

Takeya Nakamura (left knee surgery) took some fielding practice in the infield at Seibu 2 Stadium today.  He took grounders at third and made throws to first.  He also made some running throws.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/7/2013

Softbank Hawks

Bryan LaHair did not participate in pre-game practices and did not play in today's game against the Rakuten Eagles.  He was on the list of players available to play tonight, but was not in the dugout during the game because he was getting treated at a hospital.  He was reportedly out with food poisoning.

Source: Sponichi 7/7/2013, Nikkan Sports 7/7/2013