As Lee Jung-hoo (25, Kiwoom) eventually got on the operating table, both Kiwoom and the national team were in a state of emergency.
On the 24th, Lee Jung-hoo’s team, Kiwoom, announced, “Lee Jung-hoo received a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and X-ray examination at CM Hospital and Sejong Sports Orthopedic Surgery, and as a result, was diagnosed with damage to the extensor belt of his left ankle.”
Lee Jung-hoo plans to schedule a surgery tomorrow after an additional examination at Sejong Sports Orthopedic Clinic. The problem is that the rehabilitation period after surgery is expected to take about 3 months. Depending on the speed of her recovery, the rehabilitation period may be shortened, but it seems that she will not rush to come back unreasonably.
Lee Jeong-hoo, who started as the third batter in the center fielder against the Lotte Giants at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on the 22nd, suffered left ankle pain during the defense process at the end of the 8th inning and was replaced, and was excluded from the first team entry the next day.
With Lee Jung-hoo missing, Kiwoom, who was aiming for a rebound in the second half of the race, is also in a painful situation. Currently, Kiwoom is 8th in the KBO League. I was about to draw a rising mode with 2 wins and 1 loss in 3 consecutive weekend away games played for the first time after the All-Star break.
Along with Kiwoom, it is a huge loss for the national baseball team. Lee Jung-hoo was selected for the Hangzhou Asian Games, which will start in September. Lee Jung-hoo, who also participated in the Jakarta-Palembang tournament in 2018 and played 6 games, played a pivotal role in winning the gold medal by showing off his batting average of 0.417 with 10 hits, 2 home runs and 7 RBIs.
The biggest problem is entering the American Major League (MLB). Lee Jung-hoo and Kiwoom have reached an agreement to challenge the major leagues through the posting system after this season. Lee Jung-hoo’s will to advance to the United States is also high.메이저놀이터
But as he was on the operating table, he was placed in an uncertain situation. The scenario is that if he undergoes rehabilitation, he can return in mid or late September when the regular season ends. If Kiwoom has to take a break from fall baseball because it does not make it to the top 5 of the regular league, or if it fails to participate in the Asian Games, depending on the worst situation, it may be difficult to prepare a posting system without a real game in the second half.