A huge factor that has kept Saki from competing again is that both of his elbows have suffered fractures, with one of two surgeries recently being completed on those elbows.
Saki revealed the news on Instagram:
Update for my followers. After a year of pain and injections in my elbows they found out that in my both elbows I have fractured pieces. That caused pain and inflammations. My first surgery is done and it went . Second to come. Within a few weeks I can resume the training hopefully without any pain and obstacles. For every level, there is another devil, that’s life. But remember the darker the night, the brighter the morning so we never ever give up. Keep you guys posted. Thank you all.
There is no word yet on when Saki will return to action, but more should be known after the second surgery is completed.