Note: to offset today’s bad news, I just found torikumi videos from the 19th, and added them to that day’s post. Do not miss the Terunofuji-Mitakeumi bout!
🌐 Location: Kishiwada
Today’s news are mostly brought to you from hospitals and ambulances, but there is a musubi as well.
Enho injured, leaves Jungyo
During today’s practice session, Enho fell off the dohyo and injured his ankle. He was carried on a stretcher to the Jungyo’s on-hand ambulance, which got him to a local hospital, where his ankle was bandaged. He was then hurried back to Tokyo for further care. “It hurts both on the inner and the outer side. And it makes crunching sounds.” said Enho “but there is still time until the Kyushu basho”.
Tachiai wishes Hakuho’s uchi-deshi a quick recovery and continued health.
Ikioi joins the Jungyo
On a happier note, Ikioi has joined the Jungyo today. I think he would have wanted to join it yesterday, as his home town of Katano is much closer to Hirakata than it is to Kishiwada. But the Jungyo is still in Osaka Prefecture and I’m sure his local fans were happy to travel the distance to welcome him back.
He was assigned to Ichinojo on the torikumi form, but I do not have any information about the content of that bout.
Update on Nishonoseki Oyakata
As it turns out, when the oyakata had his accident, he was on his way home from a visit to a sauna, where he had a fainting incident. Nevertheless he decided to bike home, and doing that he collapsed with his bicycle and received the head injury that brought about his current condition.
His anesthetic medication has been reduced to encourage him to regain autonomous breathing, and the doctors observed some positive response.
Shohozan, who is Nishonoseki’s only sekitori, expressed his concern and promised to do his best sumo “for the oyakata” while away on the Jungyo.
This is a bit of late news from yesterday. After his first day, doing reverse butsukari, he followed that up by teaming with Chiyoshoma for a tachiai practice.
When asked if he is bothered by his elbow, he frowned: “I am not worried, but it hurts. There is almost no inflammation, though. I’ll gambarize”.
And a little bit of actual sumo
The musubi of the day. I think Hakuho decided that if Kisenosato is taking this seriously, then so does he. Hakuho 5 – Kisenosato 2.
— 泉州らへん.coi@やまたか (@sensyu_coi) October 21, 2017
Apparently, the gyoji, Inosuke Shikimori, is a Kishiwada local.