Word from Tokyo this morning that former Ozeki Terunofuji has withdrawn from the mock basho. He was winless going into day 7, and clearly hurt. The kyujo certificate cites damage to the anterior cruciate ligament, which is a very worrisome injury for a man with bad knees.
We hope he heals up soon, and completely, and can make his re-return to the top division.
His withdrawal from the top division creates an imbalance in the banzuke, so we will see visitors from Juryo daily to fill the empty banzuke slot.