Tag Archives: injury

BREAKING: Hitoshi Shiota Recieves Surgery, Out 3-4 Weeks

Following a diagnosis of appendicitis, FC Tokyo goalkeeper Hitoshi Shiota recieved an emergency appendectomy today.  He will need 3-4 weeks to recover from the surgery, which means that backup goalkeepers Shuichi Gonda (a representive of Japan’s U-15, U-16, U-17, and U-18 national teams) and Nobuyuki Abe will have a chance to show off their skills between the posts during FCT’s training camp in Miyazaki Prefecture and, depending on Shiota’s condition, against Albirex Niigata in the opening day match on March 7th.

News from Guam Camp and the NT

First the bad news: because of poor performance in the Guam training camp, starting GK Hitoshi Shiota returned on Friday to Japan for a medical examination, which was conducted in Saitama on Saturday. The examination diagnosed heatstroke and glandular swelling, and a second examination has been scheduled for a few days from now.

Now the good news. Two FC Tokyo players have been named to the team for the 2/4 Kirin Challenge Cup match against Finland and the World Cup qualifier against Australia on 2/11. DF Yuto Nagamoto and MF Yasuyuki Konno will be wearing NT blue on both dates.

BREAKING: Hanyu Out for Two Weeks

ccording to a statement by the club, Naotake Hanyu was examined on Thursday at a hospital in Saitama prefecture.  He was found to have muscle bruising in his lower left triceps and will need approximately two weeks to recover (I'm not sure whether that's counting from the original date of the injury or from the examination).  This will put him out of the lineup for today's match against Kawasaki and furthermore cause Hanyu to miss the National Team training camp in Chiba beginning on Monday