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[2/27/2014] Rakuten Eagles: Player passes out during Ni-gun practices, Ni-gun coaches warned

by on Feb.27, 2014 @ 7:05 pm, under NPB

The media learned on Wednesday that Takahiro Kakizawa passed out while taking extra fielding practice earlier this month that required a cardiac massage from a trainer.  He regained consciousness and was taken to the hospital for an evaluation.  He was diagnosed with dehydration and received treatment.  He was discharged after a day and has since resumed workouts.

The organization issued stern warnings to the Ni-gun coaches and trainers.  They have been told to improve conditions to avoid similar incidents in the future.

Source: Daily Sports 2/27/2014

[UPDATE 2/28 @ 4:08am]

According to an announcement posted at the Eagles' official site, the incident took place on February 16.  Kakizawa was taking extra fielding practices after general workouts and passed out.  A trainer rushed to the scene and began cardiopulmonary resuscitation after confirming he was not conscious.  He regained consciousness after the third chest compression and was rushed to a hospital.

Kakizawa was diagnosed with loss of consciousness caused by dehydration.  He was given a blood test and treated with IV fluids.  He remained in the hospital overnight and was discharged on the 17th after a re-evaluation.  He returned to practices on the 18th.

The organization issued stern warnings to Kakizawa and Ni-gun staff for their lack of awareness and have asked everyone to be more careful.

Source: official announcement