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[2/6/2015] Orix Buffaloes: Kenichi Marumo takes batted ball off head, requires surgery

by on Feb.06, 2015 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB

Kenichi Marumo took a batted ball off the left-side of his head during practices on Thursday. Marumo was on his way to take his spot on the field during batting practice when a one-hop baseball struck him on the left-side of the head. He continued with fielding practices and then complained of dizziness when the session was over.

Marumo was examined by the team doctor and then taken to a hospital in Miyazaki for a full examination. He was diagnosed with an acute epidural hematoma and went under the knife the same day at around 7:00pm. He was responsive after the procedure and will require a week to ten days in the hospital.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/6/2015, Daily Sports 2/6/2015