KT Wiz has been struggling with injuries since the beginning of the season.
Third baseman Hwang Jae-gyun also left due to injury.
On the 6th, KT announced the status of the first team entry. Hwang Jae-gyun was canceled from the entry, and Ryu Hyun-in, a rookie infielder who was nominated with the 70th pick in the 7th round in the 2023 KBO Rookie Draft, was called up.
The KT team said, “Hwang Jae-kyun felt pain in his left foot during training the previous day (5th) and was treated at the hospital. As a result of the examination, it was diagnosed as a micro-fracture of the second toe on the left, and it was found that conservative treatment was required for about 4 weeks.” Hwang Jae-gyun explained the reason for the expungement.
Hwang Jae-gyun was put on the injured list the next day after being hit in the instep of his left foot by his batted ball during a match against the Hanwha Eagles on the 14th of last month. After treatment and rest, he returned to the first team on the 29th, and was adjusting his hitting feeling by achieving multiple hits in an away game against SSG Landers on the 3rd.
The timing of his return is undecided, but it doesn’t seem easy to return within this month.
Hwang Jae-gyun’s hot corner spot is expected to be shared by young beasts. Kang Min-seong, who started as a third baseman in the SSG match on the 4th, and Ryu Hyun-in, who came up to the first team in two weeks, are expected to get a chance.
KT relieved the sigh with the return of So Joon So, but there are still many injured people such as Kim Min-soo and Bae Jeong-dae. It will take a bit more time to become a ‘complete group’.
Since there are injuries when it is easy to forget, KT has no choice but to recall the memories of last year. Coach Lee Kang-cheol was more worried than ever as key players suffered big and small injuries.
Kang Baek-ho suffered a fractured right little toe ahead 메이저사이트 of the season opener and was unable to play in the first team until May. William Cuevas, who started only two games in the first team due to right elbow pain, and Henry Ramos, a foreign batter who was diagnosed with a fracture in his right little toe, were replaced during the season.
Park Si-young, who played one of the pillars of Pil Seung-jo, had to end the season early as he underwent elbow surgery in mid-May. At the end of the season, first baseman Park Byeong-ho was sidelined for nearly a month after being diagnosed with a sprained right ankle.
A year ago, he succeeded in ‘holding on’ and finished the season in 4th place, and was invited to the postseason. However, since the beginning of this season, the team’s ranking has fallen to 9th. Attention is focusing on whether ‘Lee Kang-cheol-ho’, who is facing a crisis, will be able to find a breakthrough.