New ozeki Takakeisho pulled out of the ongoing Summer Grand Sumo Tournament for a second time on Monday after aggravating a right knee injury.
Takakeisho initially hurt his knee in a bout against Mitakeumi last Wednesday and it worsened after he made a seemingly ill-advised comeback to the tournament on Sunday, falling to Aoiyama.
(Takakeisho (R) gets slapped down by Aoiyama on Day 8)
He will lose Monday's scheduled bout against sekiwake Tochinoshin by default. It is extremely rare for an ozeki wrestler to forfeit two bouts in one tournament.
Through Sunday, Takakeisho had a record of three wins, three losses and two rest days.
A losing record at this meet will leave Takakeisho battling to avoid demotion from sumo's second-highest rank of ozeki at the Nagoya meet in July.