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[7/17/2013] Injury Updates: Hifumi (Hanshin), Pena, Honda (Softbank), Iguchi (Lotte)

by on Jul.17, 2013 @ 6:41 pm, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

Shinta Hifumi had an MRI on Tuesday and was diagnosed with an avulsion fracture in the third cuneiform bone in his left foot.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/17/2013

Softbank Hawks

The Hawks announced that Wily Mo Pena will be returning to the States to have surgery on his right knee (meniscus).  He will leave Japan on Thursday and will go under the knife on the 30th.  He will be hospitalized for a day or two and will return to Japan after about ten days of rehab work.  He will most likely require four to six weeks for a full recovery.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/17/2013


Yuichi Honda was taken off the active roster today with pain in his left lower back.  He will be examined at a hospital in Fukuoke on the 19th.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/17/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Tadahito Iguchi has a bruise after taking an HBP of his right calf on Tuesday night.  He was left out of the starting line-up tonight against the Softbank Hawks.  He does not plan on withdrawing from the All-Star Series and will play things out by ear (he is supposed to discuss things with PL manager Hideki Kuriyama).

Source: Sports Hochi 7/17/2013