Hokutoriki in Danger of Retirement?

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.

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