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#pounditTuesday, October 19, 2021

Shohei Ohtani’s ankle said to be healing quickly

Shohei Ohtani

The Los Angeles Angels are getting some positive injury news on the Shohei Ohtani front.

Nikkan Sports reported on Wednesday that Ohtani practiced for the first time in four days and did some hitting off a machine, running, and played catch. The bigger news is that Ohtani was quoted as saying he was told his ankle is healing quickly.

Ohtani underwent ankle surgery in October to treat an injury he sustained the previous year while running the bases in the Japan Series. The ankle injury caused him to miss the World Baseball Classic in March.

Aside from the ankle injury, a physical Ohtani underwent prior to being posted to MLB teams revealed the two-way player had some elbow damage. News of that development, which was known to teams prior to them bidding on him, emerged last week, causing great fury among baseball fans.

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