<i>Yokozuna</i> Kakuryu may miss fifth straight tournament due to injury

Sumo Mar 11, 2021

Yokozuna Kakuryu may miss fifth straight tournament due to injury

Injury-plagued yokozuna Kakuryu may have to withdraw from a fifth straight meet, this one being the upcoming Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, because of a left leg injury, his stablemaster Michinoku said Thursday. Kakuryu, who has long been dealing with elbow and lower back pain, said ...

Kakuryu to miss January meet after being warned over absences

Sumo Jan 8, 2021

Kakuryu to miss January meet after being warned over absences

Injury-hit yokozuna Kakuryu's career in the sumo ring inched closer to the precipice Friday, when his stablemaster said he will miss the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament due to lower-back issues. The Mongolian-born grand champion's withdrawal from the meet starting Sunday at Ryogoku Kokugikan means ...

Injury-hit Kakuryu proceeds with caution toward New Year meet

Sumo Dec 29, 2020

Injury-hit Kakuryu proceeds with caution toward New Year meet

Yokozuna Kakuryu held his final practice of the year on Monday ahead of the upcoming New Year Grand Sumo Tournament, where he hopes to overcome a run of injuries that have forced his withdrawal from the past three meets. The Mongolian-born grand champion, who will ...