Ardija defender Numata out three months

Ardija defender Numata out three months

Omiya Ardija defender Keigo Numata will miss three months of action after fracturing his left fifth metatarsal, the club announced on Tuesday.

Numata suffered the injury during last Saturday’s 3-2 win over Shonan Bellmare and underwent surgery at a local hospital on Monday.

The 26-year-old has one goal in 17 appearances this season for Ardija, who are in fourth place overall in their first season back in the MEIJI YASUDA J1 League.