Fourth-ranked maegashira Arawashi has withdrawn from the ongoing 15-day Spring Grand Sumo Tournament due to a left ankle sprain that will require a one-month recovery, sumo officials said Friday.

The 30-year-old Mongolian from the Minezaki stable injured the ankle in his ninth loss of the Spring tournament at Edion Arena Osaka. He was wrestling yokozuna Kisenosato, who maintained his perfect record after 12 days on Thursday, when the injury occurred.

Arawashi becomes the sixth injury withdrawal in the top two divisions at the Spring tournament. Seventh-ranked maegashira Ichinojo, his scheduled opponent for Friday, wins by forfeit.