From the start of the 2023 KBO League, which raised an anchor, injury alerts were triggered for key players.
The KIA Tigers announced on the 3rd, “As a result of Kim Do-young’s reexamination, he was found to have a fracture of the left metatarsal bone (5th toe). Pin fixation surgery will be performed.”
Therefore, Kim Do-young will be away for the next 12 to 16 weeks, making it difficult for him to return in the first half. 메이저사이트
Previously, Kim Do-young suffered a toe injury when rushing home in the SSG match on the 2nd. Considering the feeling of hitting that day, following the opening day hit the previous day, it was a huge loss for KIA.
Hanwha, which was aiming for a rebound from the bottom of the league this season, could not be free from the evil spirit of injury.
The new foreign pitcher Smith, who was also appointed as the first starter for Hanwha, voluntarily pitched after complaining of shoulder pain after not even completing the third inning of the opening game.
The team immediately reported Smith’s condition, and he said, “It is not directly related to pitching,” adding, “We will start preparing again after starting catch early next week.” Smith’s hiatus is expected to be about two weeks.
SSG’s Romero and Doosan’s Dylan Pyle are still missing the news of their KBO league debut. Romero suffered from shoulder pain and Pyle was hit in the head by a batted ball during training. The more serious part is that there are already talks about substitute foreign players.
In the KBO League, the final rankings are revealed only after a long journey of playing 144 games for about six months.
However, most teams try to secure as many wins as possible by pouring all-in power as soon as they open. This is because there are far more cases where the rankings formed at the beginning of the play have gone to the end rather than being overturned at the end of the season.
On the contrary, if the number of losses increases from the beginning of the opening and the number of wins starts to rise, you have to make an irrational number to catch up, and in the summer when the heat comes in earnest, you have no choice but to face physical difficulties.
Of the 10 teams that played 2 games each in the opening series, only Kiwoom won 2 consecutive victories, and the other 8 teams excluding Hanwha shared 1 win and 1 loss each. Teams that have opened as a whole are approaching as a variable in the ranking fight at the beginning of the season as to what results they will make when they meet with teams facing injury variables.