May Not Compete At Aki
With 5 days until the start of Aki, Yokokzuna Hakuho is still too injured to train or prepare for the fall basho. The winner of the past 2 tournaments withdrew from the summer PR tour, complaining of increasing pain in his left knee, which had been bothering him since before the Nagoya tournament.
Quoted in this article in Nikkan Sports, Hakuho states that since withdrawing from Jungyo, he has been unable to do any real practice, no test matches, and has not participated in the intra-heya practice sessions currently happening across Tokyo.
For fans of the great Yokozuna, this comes as hard news, as he is likely (and perhaps encouraged) to sit out the Aki basho.
UPDATE: Some notes from the Tachiai archives on Hakuho’s left knee problems, from September 2016: