Hirokazu Ibata visited a hospital in Nagoya on Friday for a second opinion on his right ankle and is scheduled to get another opinion from a specialist on the 30th. Surgery could become an option. The Dragons are not expecting a quick turnaround at this point.
Source: Sports Hochi 7/27/2013
Daily Sports adds that a number of loose pieces of cartilage was found in the right ankle. Ibata likely has two options: injections to deal with the pain for a temporary quick fix or surgery.
Source: Daily Sports 7/27/2013
Tsuyoshi Nishioka is a little banged up and sat out Friday's game -- he still has pain in his left knee and he fouled a pitch off his right ankle during Game 3 of the All-Star Series. He is considered day-to-day. There are currently no plans to take him off the active roster. He made the starting line-up tonight: second base batting lead-off.
Yao-Hsun Yang was examined at a hospital in Fukuoka on Friday and diagnosed with a right hamstring strain. He will require about two months for a full recovery.
Source: Nikkan Sports 7/26/2013