It was reported on the 15th of this month that Hokutoriki suffered an injury to his neck and has been kyujo from the Fall tour. Hokutoriki took a Takamisakari shoulder blast to the head which caused a slight concussion on the 12th day of the tournament.
After getting things checked out the doctors diagnosis appears to be both a spinal cord injury as well as ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament. This could be a career ending condition for the Jokester if not treated. Hakkaku oyakata was quoted as saying “There is no effect on his everyday life yet, but because it is a neck injury, we’re taking a close look at it… I think his recovery is possible if he is motivated enough.”
More info as it becomes available.