Yokozuna Hakuho Undergoes Successful Knee Surgery

Dai-Yokozuna Hakuho Sho has successfully undergone endoscopic surgery to remove bone fragments from his injured right knee. Hakuho, winner of this Septembers Aki Basho, has stated to the press that the injury to his knee is not a recent one, and it has been causing him considerable pain since the August jungyo tour. “The pains were there all the time. Winning the yusho was nothing short of a miracle. Even in jungyo, every dohyo-iri, I thought my heart would explode” stated the Yokozuna, whose record extending fourteenth Zensho-Yusho becomes even more impressive given the considerable pain he was going through.

Despite the successful surgery, Hakuho’s participation in the Kyushu Basho is still up in the air, and it is doubtful that the ever health conscious Yokozuna will rush back to the Dohyo before he is ready. We at Tachia wish Hakuho a speedy recovery.

7 thoughts on “Yokozuna Hakuho Undergoes Successful Knee Surgery


  1. OK, they fixed his knee. Can they do anything about the smoke that comes out of his ears before every match? Best wishes for a speedy recovery.


  2. Now for lots of rest of recuperation sipping milk and eating dumplings on a nice soft couch. See you back at Osaka in March, champ.


  3. Amazing fighter, battling on through pain and not letting it show. That is why he is the Dai Yokozuna!

    Get well, Hakuho!

    (Watching the huge amount of deep knee bend squatting these rikishi do, I always wondered how it was they weren’t blowing their knees out constantly. Maybe they are!)

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