Ozeki Kotomitsuki hospitalized

Recently promoted ozeki Kotomitsuki has been hospitalized with appendicitis, his stablemaster Sadogatake said Saturday. Kotomitsuki suddenly started to complain of stomach pains on Thursday morning and entered a hospital in Chiba Prefecture the same day. However, the ozeki will not undergo surgery and could be discharged as early as Sunday. The 31-year-old wrestler will sit out the early part of a regional tour beginning in Yokohama on Sunday and depending on his condition, may be forced to miss the whole tour.