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Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007

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.

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