A fly-like sad news flew into the army of wizards. In the match against Lotte on the 21st, Kim Min-hyuk, who collapsed on the ground and called for an ambulance after catching Kim Min-seok’s hit ball in the top of the ninth inning, was injured. 스포츠토토
KT Wiz’s leadoff Kim Min-hyuk will be absent for at least four weeks due to a ruptured left thigh muscle. He is also in a situation where he cannot be guaranteed to play in the postseason. KT, which is fiercely fighting for second place at the end of the season, has been agonizing over Kim Min-hyuk’s injury.
His injury is even more regrettable because it was not a situation that affected the game and he could not have been injured if he had saved himself at the time. This happened in a home game against Lotte in the “2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League” held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do on the 21st.
Lotte’s Kim Min-seok hit a hit to the right in the top of the ninth inning with two outs and a runner on first base ahead of KT’s 5-0 complete victory. At that time, KT right fielder Kim Min-hyuk sprinted to catch the ball and caught the last out count with a nice sliding catch. It was a super catch that made all the spectators who visited the baseball stadium exclaim “Wow.”
Thus, the game ended with KT’s victory. However, Kim Min-hyuk, who collapsed on the ground, raised his hand high and urgently asked for help. Song Min-seop and Oh Yoon-seok, who judged that the situation was unusual, quickly ran to the outfield to check Kim Min-hyuk’s condition. Kim Min-hyuk was rolling around the ground complaining of severe pain while holding his left thigh with his right hand. Yes, he was injured when his left thigh hit the ground hard while making a sliding catch. KT manager Lee Kang-chul and the players stared at the outfield with worried expressions, not happy even after winning.
It was excruciating enough to call an ambulance himself. Eventually, Kim Min-hyuk was taken to the hospital in an ambulance that came to the outfield ground, and was diagnosed with a ruptured left thigh muscle.
In 112 games this season, Kim Min-hyuk was having a career-high season with a batting average of 0.298 118 hits, 41 RBIs, 67 runs and 11 steals, 0.356 OPS 0.741 WAR 1.84. In particular, it was the leadoff of KT, who played 278 times at bat out of 397 times at bat as the first batter. However, at the end of the season, he was injured by flying in a situation that did not affect the game. KT is in such a sad situation.
With Kim Min-hyuk’s injury, KT is inevitable to weaken its power. How will his injury affect KT’s ranking at the end of the season. And what will happen to KT’s fall baseball.