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[7/10/2013] Injury Updates: R. Matsumoto (YOM), Luna (CHU), Fukudome (HAN)

by on Jul.10, 2013 @ 5:02 pm, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

The Giants announced that Ryuya Matsumoto had surgery at a hospital in Gunma to remove a portion of the first rib on his right side.  There were no complications during the procedure.

Matsumoto was diagnosed with a stress fracture in the first rib on his right side back in March.  The initial plan was for him to rehab without any surgery, but he started feeling pain in the area because the healing bone was applying pressure to nerves and blood vessels.  A portion of the rib was removed in order to alleviate the pressure.

Matsumoto will remain in the hospital for about week and could be back to playing catch in about a month.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/10/2013, Daily Sports 7/10/2013

Chunichi Dragons

If Hector Luna ends up missing the All-Star Series because of his left knee, the Dragons will not be allowed to add him back onto the active roster until August 4 (effectively a ten-game suspension).

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/10/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Kosuke Fukudome joined Ni-gun players for general workouts at Naruohama on Tuesday.  He ran the bases for the first time since he had left knee surgery on May 28.  He also fielded some balls in right and took some batting practice.

Source: Sports Hochi 7/10/2013

3 comments on “[7/10/2013] Injury Updates: R. Matsumoto (YOM), Luna (CHU), Fukudome (HAN)

  1. IM

    Is that a standard rule for the potential Luna suspension? That sounds pretty manipulative of the league office.

    1. Gen Post author

      It’s a standard rule that applies to all players — anyone removed from the All-Star roster, for whatever reason, will not be allowed back onto the active roster for ten games once the season resumes. This is covered in Section 86 of the Baseball Agreement.

      1. IM

        Appreciate the research. I can see why they do it, but that’s a pretty stiff penalty to put on someone who is legitimately unable to play due to injury or otherwise. Fortunately it sounds like Luna is close to being ready to play.

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