KIA Tigers, which lost Na Sung-bum just five days ago, lost Choi Hyung-woo. Choi Hyung-woo tripped over his foot at first base and underwent an X-ray examination at the hospital for a left shoulder injury, and was found to have fractured collarbone. Kia plans to conduct a thorough checkup in the future.
Choi Hyung-woo started as the fourth-designated hitter in a home game against KT Wiz at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on the 24th and hit an infield hit to the second baseman in the bottom of the seventh inning when he was trailing 0-1. He tripped over the foot of KT first baseman Park Byung-ho and hit his left shoulder on the ground, complaining of severe pain and was taken to the hospital.
Choi Hyung-woo, who had a grounder in front of the second baseman in the bottom of the second inning and a right-center hit in the second at-bat in the bottom of the fourth inning, had his third showdown with opponent starter Ko Young-pyo in the bottom of the seventh inning, trailing 0-1. Choi Hyung-woo, who sent a first-pitch changeup, hit a fastball among 136km on the second pitch. Second baseman Park Kyung-soo, who was on the right outfield side with a defensive shift, seemed to jump and catch the ball, but the ball hit the glove and fell to the ground.
When Park Kyung-soo quickly grabbed the ball and threw it to first base, first baseman Park Byung-ho was out to defend and was rushing back to first base. Park Byung-ho looked at the ball thrown by Park Kyung-soo and tried to step on first base with his right foot. At this time, he was running at full speed
Choi Hyung-woo saw this and jumped to first base. However, his right foot was caught with Park Byung-ho’s right foot, and Choi Hyung-woo lost his balance and fell to the ground. At this time, the fall to the left shoulder caused a big shock. 스포츠토토
Emergency personnel quickly entered the ground, and ambulances were also dispatched. Fortunately, Choi Hyung-woo got up and left the stadium by ambulance himself. Once an X-ray was taken, the primary finding was a broken collarbone. For KIA, it is like a bolt out of the blue.
KIA was virtually out of the season after Na Sung-bum injured his leg during a baserunning play against LG on the 19th, and was diagnosed with 10 to 12 weeks of rehabilitation due to damage to his right hamstring. It’s a big power leak for the team. Na Sung-bum was showing a batting average of 366 (81 hits in 222 at-bats) and 18 home runs and 57 RBIs even after playing only 58 games, so Na Sung-bum’s absence is bound to deal a big blow to KIA’s offense.
Choi Hyung-woo has decided to undergo a thorough examination on the 25th, but it seems that it is not easy for him to play for the rest of the season. Choi Hyung-woo played in 120 games this season and had a batting average of 299 (128 hits in 428 at-bats) with 17 home runs and 81 RBIs.