Sumo wrestler dies one month after suffering a concussion in Japan

Sumo wrestler dies one month after suffering a concussion in Japan

The Guardian

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Hibikiryu, 28, landed on his head during a bout in March and was later treated for a spinal injury

A Japanese sumo wrestler has died a month after suffering a concussion during a bout, as the ancient sport’s authorities come under renewed pressure to rethink their outdated approach to head injuries.

Hibikiryu, a 28-year-old rikishi in one of the lower divisions, died from acute respiratory failure, the Japan Sumo Association said, despite earlier showing signs that he was recovering from his injuries.

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