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[9/19/2014] Hiroshima Carp: Kosuke Tanaka takes batted ball of head during fielding practice

by on Sep.19, 2014 @ 8:58 pm, under NPB

Kosuke Tanaka was struck in the head by a baseball during practices today. He was taken to a hospital in Hiroshima and diagnosed with a wound on the front portion of his head. Tests did not reveal any abnormalities to the brain or skull. He did require fourteen stitches to close a cut and will require about a week for a full recovery.

Tanaka was in the middle of fielding a grounder at short during pre-game practices when a errant batted ball struck him in the head. He was bleeding from his head and could not stand up on his own. He was taken off the field on a stretcher. He did not appear to lose consciousness.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/19/2014, Sponichi 9/19/2014Daily Sports 9/19/2014