Former Ozeki Terunofuji has withdrawn from the Natsu basho. He was ranked Juryo 8 East, and had yet to win a single match. With this kyujo, he is likely to drop below Juryo, and no longer be a sekitori.
For his fans, this is a very tough day, indeed. He has been battling a string of health issues first with his knees, then diabetes. Since the Harumafuji scandal in November of last year, his sumo has suffered greatly, and he has struggled to compete.
We know that within his sick and injured body is the spirit of a great warrior, and we hope that he can find some way to recover his health.
— 大相撲、主にニュース情報 (@blog_sumolove) May 16, 2018