Yesterday (Friday) a car carrying FC Gifu’s Brazilian pair of Fabio & Lemos was involved in an accident in Kasamatsu, not too far from Gifu’s training ground. The car, being driven by their interpreter, collided with another car around lunchtime.

Fabio suffered whiplash and cuts and bruises to his body while Lemos and the interpreter seemed to come away relatively unscathed.

How these injuries impact Fabio’s availability for tonight’s game with Giravanz is unclear but whiplash/neck muscle damage is never easy to shake away quickly. Cuts and bruises can be played through but with Kohei Nakashima nearing full fitness my guess is that Fabio will be rested tonight. In any event, I hope everyone involved in this incident is ok.