March 2017, Day 14, Kisenosato v Kakuryu

It’s over mercifully quickly. Yokozuna Kisenosato, after suffering some kind of chest or shoulder injury yesterday, shows up on Day 14 for his bout against Yokozuna Kakuryu but can’t provide any kind of resistance. Kakuryu ushers him undramatically out of the ring, and in a show of good sportsmanship, makes sure that Kisenosato doesn’t further injure himself by falling from the dohyo. Kisenosato falls to 12-2, and if he’s able to fight tomorrow he’ll meet tournament leader Ozeki Terunofuji, who has a record of 13-1. If both men finish the tournament 13-2 there will be a playoff for the championship, but Kisenosato’s chances tomorrow look fairly grim.


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