KT Wiz met a huge bad news.

Prior to the Suwon NC Dinos game on the 11th, KT coach Lee Kang-cheol reported the news of the operation of local ace So-Jun Sohn (22). Joon Sohn started the NC game the day before and was sluggish with 7 hits and 4 runs in 3 2/3 innings. A club official said in a phone call with this magazine, “So Hyung-jun felt a little stiff (in the right elbow area) after pitching yesterday. As a result of the examination at the designated hospital this morning, the rupture was confirmed.” I was diagnosed with a torn medial collateral ligament (MCL) in my right elbow.”

He will undergo Tommy John surgery, commonly referred to as an MCL injury. Tommy John surgery took at least a year from surgery to return, making it difficult for So-Jun Sohn to pitch for the rest of the season. He is expected to return after the 메이저사이트 middle of next season at the earliest, so he missed the Hangzhou Asian Games (AG) scheduled for September. A club official added, “He is going to be examined more at a hospital and set up a date for surgery.”

Joon Sohn, who graduated from Yushin High School, wore a KT uniform as the first nomination in 2020. In 2020, the first season of his debut, he recorded 13 wins and 6 losses with an ERA of 3.86 and won the Rookie of the Year title. It was the first time in 14 years since Ryu Hyun-jin (then Hanwha Eagles) in 2006 that a high school graduate rookie pitcher won 10 starts. Since then, he has been on a winning streak. In 2021, he helped KT win its first integrated championship, and at the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) held in March, it also wore the Taegeuk mark. Along with Koh Young-pyo, he had a solid position as a native ace that KT is proud of.

However, this season, from the start, it creaked. On the 4th of last month, he was placed on the injured list due to a sprained forearm muscle in his right arm. On the 3rd, after a month or so, I returned to the first team and played the rotation, but after two games, I got a sore elbow. The season record was 11.45 ERA with no win or loss in 3 games. His batting average was 0.423 and his on-base allowed per inning (WHIP) was also high at 2.27.

It was KT who caught fire. KT was at the bottom of the league as of the 10th, with only 8 wins (2 draws and 19 losses) in the first 29 games of the season. As the team’s key players, including Park Byeong-ho and Hwang Jae-gyun, were injured one after another, their power deteriorated. With Joon Sohn missing, there was an emergency in the starting rotation. Director Lee Kang-cheol plans to fill the vacancy of So Joon So-jun with exclusivity. Exclusion has the most selection experience among KT bullpen pitchers. Director Lee said, “I plan to put it in the rotation starting this week.”

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