The KT Wiz suffered a setback in the Korean Baseball Playoffs (PO).
Center fielder Kang Baek-ho (24) has been ruled out for the season after tearing a muscle in his side during the Cheongbaeik game.
Kang Baek-ho was injured while batting in his first at-bat in the bottom of the second inning after starting as the No. 5 designated hitter in the Blue-White Game at Katie Wiz Park in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, on April 26.
After feeling the pain, Kang immediately went to a nearby hospital, where he was diagnosed with a torn right adductor muscle.
“They told me that he had a torn muscle,” KT manager Lee Kang-cheol told reporters after the game, adding, “I think it will be difficult for him to play in the postseason this year.”
According to KT officials, the medical staff diagnosed that it will take about three weeks to recover.
Even if he recovers, he will have to go through a process of finding his batting stroke and playing in practice games before he can play in an actual game.
The Korean Series (KS) will be held from July 7-15 next month, making it difficult for Kang to play.
Kang, who is expected to be KT’s leadoff hitter until 2021, has been struggling since last season.
Last year, he was limited to 62 games due to two major injuries, and this year, he struggled with panic disorder, batting just .265 with eight home runs and 39 RBIs in 71 regular-season games.
Kang found a silver lining last month when he dramatically made the Korean baseball team for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, winning a gold medal and receiving military service benefits.
However, with the postseason just around the corner, an untimely injury sidelined him for the fall. 카지노사이트