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Hakuho undergoes surgery on right knee.

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  1. Swami

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    Hakuho undergoes surgery on right knee
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    Yokozuna Hakuho underwent successful endoscopic surgery on his right knee at a hospital in Tokyo on Thursday, sources close to his Miyagino stable said.

    Hakuho, who won last month’s Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament with a 15-0 record, was forced to withdraw from an ongoing regional tour due to pain in his right knee. He underwent the procedure to remove a bone chip that was causing the pain.

    Stablemaster Miyagino, who is scheduled to see Hakuho on Friday, said he will discuss with the 33-year-old Mongolian whether he can compete at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament next month.

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    Oh, this could certainly keep him out of the November basho. Sumo is so rough on each rikishi's bodies and a veteran such as Hakuho is bound to have some issues as he ages. I always feel sympathy for the older rikishi such as Kotoshogiku or even Ikio who seem to be in pain but solider on.

    I'm just glad this isn't a surgery on Kisenosato. He'd be out all of 2019 is that happened. ;)
     
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    Hakuho has said he wants to still be active for the 2020 Olympics taking place in Japan, but I think he will be lucky to still be competing. Knee surgery at this stage of his career is risky.

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    I thought early in the September basho he didn't seem to be as good in some of his matches but he excelled in the second half. I don't know if the knee issue was a factor then or something that has developed recently.

    How often do senior rikishi wrestler between bashos, besides stable practice? I'm just curious about these regional matches they have between bashos.
     
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    The summer tour is the main regional tour. There are a few minor tours between the other basho, but not as frequent.

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    Thank you sir!
     
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