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Sekiwake Takakeisho’s star-crossed journey to sumo’s second-highest rank continued on Monday, when he was diagnosed with a chest muscle strain, his stablemaster said.

According to stablemaster Chiganoura, Takakeisho suffered a strained left pectoral muscle on Sunday and will require six weeks of treatment. The news comes a day after the 23-year-old won 12 bouts at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament to reclaim his ozeki status, only to lose a championship playoff with fellow sekiwake Mitakeumi.

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