As several of Team Tachiai had thought, Goeido’s adoption of the henka signaled his physical condition as tenuous. Now word comes via the Japanese sumo press that Ozeki Goeido has withdrawn from the Kyushu tournament. At this moment, the injury has not been disclosed.
Goeido has fought a variety of injuries that have limited his performance as an Ozeki in the past, each time battling back to return to competition. We once again wish him a speedy return to full health.
[With this announcement, Mitakeumi will get the fusensho win to take his score to 6-6. –PinkMawashi]