After a prolonged recovery from a serious ankle injury, SKE48 Team S member Yui Matsushita has decided to graduate from the idol group at the end of September. Yui suffered the injury way back early last year and underwent an operation in April 2010. She was supposed to be out for 10 months but obviously things weren’t going quite so well. Even though she was brave enough to come back and start performing again on TV and radio with SKE48, the road to complete recovery is far from over. She will have an operation to remove a bolt from her leg and the rehabilitation from that will take perhaps several years. Yui decided it was best for her to graduate from SKE48 in order to concentrate fully on getting better.
It’s always sad to hear when somebody’s career is stopped by a serious injury. I wish her the very best of luck in the future and hope one day she will eventually be 100% fit again.