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[5/9/2014] Hiroshima Carp: Shota Dobayashi out with finger fracture

by on May.09, 2014 @ 7:35 pm, under NPB

Shota Dobayashi hurt his right ring finger when he hit a single to right in the 9th inning of Thursday's game against the Yakult Swallows.  He was examined at a hospital in Hiroshima today and diagnosed with a fracture near the base of the intermediate phalanx.  He was taken off the active roster.

According to the Carp, Dobayashi will have to keep the finger immobile for four weeks.  It could take six to seven weeks for a full recovery.

Source: Sports Hochi 5/9/2014, Nikkan Sports 5/9/2014