Kakuryu Withdraws From January Tournament?


Late news from the Japanese press seems to report that Yokozuna Kakuryu, who was nursing an abysmal 5-5 record, has withdrawn from the Hatsu basho.  No reason is given for the statement, but in the past Kakuryu has suffered from a number of chronic injuries, most acutely his lower back.

This, of course, saves Kotoshogiku from doom for day 11.

One thought on “Kakuryu Withdraws From January Tournament?

  1. Wow. This is huge news. Kotoshogiku gets a pass. Who’s left? Probably Hakuho, then Terunofuji, Ikioi, Tochiozan? Any loss, Kotoshogiku drops to Sekiwake.


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