With this win, Terunofuji picks up his 4th win, ensuring he is kachi-koshi for Haru. He also enters the Jonidan yusho bracket, and will compete to determine the champion of the lower division.
Personally, I would almost advise him to hold at 4 wins no matter what. He is clearly in poor physical condition, and might benefit from a slower promotion path. One thing is clear, injuries or not – Terunofuji still is a fierce competitor, and seems to enjoy being back on the dohyo. His fans (and they are legion) are pulling for him every step of the way.