Spotted at Narita, En-Route To Mongolia
Earlier, 69th Yokozuna Hakuho was spotted at Tokyo’s Narita airport. In an article in Nikkan Sports, the boss was looking thinner, in good spirits and looking forward to his time in Mongolia.
It appears that during Aki, he intentionally dropped weight (about 10kg) via fasting (at least 3 days), as part of his planned recovery process. The article also seems to confirm that the left knee injury involves the MCL, which is an injury that may impact his performance long term.
His remarks included is reaction to watching the Aki basho, and eager anticipation of returning to the dohyo in November.
Tachiai notes that The Boss looks to be in good spirits, and in good form. We are hoping his health supports his return to sumo soon.
As with all of my Kanji translated articles, I apologize if I am mostly or completely wrong!