During morning practice, January’s yusho winner Tochinoshin injured his left thigh, and was taken back to Tokyo for medical treatment. He is now doubtful to participate in the Osaka tournament.
Courtesy of Herouth’s constant twitter sleuthing.
Bad news. In this morning's keiko, Tochinoshin seems to have damaged his left thigh (crotch joint? unsure) – doubtful for the basho. (Yet another correct prediction by @LordBermondsey 😟) https://t.co/Ka6jCvNG4D
— ヘルット (@SumoFollower) March 6, 2018
Apparently, he hurt that thigh some time during the Hatsu basho and was nursing that injury since. During practice he suddenly let out a yelp and limped out of the dohyo, having aggravated that injury. [Added by Herouth]
Update: his stablemaster declared that he is fine and ready for the basho. He is back in Osaka, but has not done keiko today – March 7th. [-Herouth]