Tokyo’s Yonemoto undergoes surgery

Tokyo’s Yonemoto undergoes surgery

FC Tokyo midfielder Takuji Yonemoto received surgery in Spain earlier this week to repair his torn anterior cruciate ligament, the club announced on Thursday.

The one-time Japan international has been out of action since injuring his right knee on July 23 in Tokyo’s 1-0 loss at Kawasaki Frontale.

Yonemoto is expected to require eight months to fully recover from the procedure.