• Kyodo


Rookie Fukuoka Softbank Hawks manager Kimiyasu Kudo, who stretched his playing career to the age of 47, said Sunday that the club would make a detailed examination of every player’s injury history as part of a program to prevent reoccurring trouble.

“If one suffers an injury to some part of his body as a child, that area is prone to injury as an adult,” said Kudo, who won 224 games in Nippon Professional Baseball. “We can base training methods for players based on that kind of knowledge and better prevent future injuries.”

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