I got an update on Meiko from Nikkan Sports, http://tohoku.nikkansports.com/news/p-tn-tp3-20071017-270961.html
Basically, the gist of the article is that Meiko is out for 2-6 months. She's definetely out for the rest of 2007 and will miss Sendai's November and December shows. The 6 months is a worst case scenario if she needs another operation-I think they did something with an endoscope already. I'm not an expert, but I think there's not a lot you can do with this sort of injury besides wait for it to heal and not do anything to reinjure yourself. I have to imagine this is very frustrating for a competitive, athletic, driven person. Meiko did say that this was an opportunity for the younger wrestlers to assert themselves. I wonder if Sendai attendance will suffer, or if the girls, along with the outsiders they bring in, will keep the crowds up.
As you saw in the last post, she missed the appearance at the breast cancer charity walk over the weekend, but was cleared to participate in a public appearance of some sort yesterday, but with an eye patch. Here's another photo.