The greatest Yokozuna in recorded history, Hakuho, missed the September sumo tournament to undergo surgery to remove bone fragments from his right big toe, and repair some damage to his left knee.
Word this morning via twitter that The Boss is back on his feet and working to regain strength and muscle tone. No quotes from Hokuho yet that I can find, but everyone at Tachiai is very happy to see him progressing well and working towards the next basho.
Rough translation “Although his feet are still sore, Hakuho applies himself to rehabilitation and training”
I note with some delight that behind him, in his training area, is a picture of Michael Jordan…