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[9/12/2013] Injury Updates: Blanco (YOK), Hosokawa (SOF)

by on Sep.12, 2013 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB

Yokohama Bay Stars

Tony Blanco was removed from tonight's game against the Yomiuri Giants after he hurt his leg while running to first.  With a runner on second and two out in the 3rd inning, Blanco hit a grounder to right.  He started slow out of the box and when he approached the bag, he rushed to reach it because the throw was coming to first.

Nyjer Morgan was also taken out of the game after an at bat in the 3rd (just before Blanco grounded out to right) in which he fouled a ball off his right knee.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/12/2013, Sponichi 9/12/2013

Softbank Hawks

Toru Hosokawa made the starting line-up in tonight's game against Seibu despite taking an HBP to the head on Wednesday.  He was later removed on defense in the 5th because he was feeling nauseous.  He later told reporters he might have suffered a minor concussion.  The Hawks are not planning to take him off the active roster at this time and will continue to monitor him as he gets some rests.

Source: Sponichi 9/12/2013

UPDATE 9/13 @ 1:55am -

Nikkan Sports notes that Hosokawa may have suffered a minor concussion when he took a foul tip off his mask while playing defense in the 4th.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/12/2013