Okubo has apparently had a slight injury to his left knee, but will be alright to play in this week's World Cup qualifier against Thailand. I can't tell from my source of news (in Japanese) weather or not he will start.
Just pray that he is TRULY okay, and that Okada is not just be-essing us and pressuring him to play.
In other news, on the same day albeit quite some hours later due to time difference, America will be playing host to Mexico in Houston. I say playing host because the US, still short on good hospitality, intends to pound Mexico back across the boarder.
And for anyone wondering, I am, indeed, a Yank!