Yokozuna Terunofuji Withdraws From Aki

In a move that will surprise no one, and bring a sigh of relief to most fans, Yokozuna Terunofuji has withdrawn from competition in the Aki Basho. Citing aggravation of old knee injuries (no surprise there) as well fresh injuries to his right heel and left knee, Terunofuji will be absent for the final 6 days of the tournament.

Terunofuji’s schedule opponent for day 10 was Sekiwake 2 East Daieisho, who will now have a default win, improving his record to 4-6.

We wish Terunofuji a full and rapid recovery, but we don’t necessarily expect to see him competing at Kyushu in November.


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